Mason Announces Campaign Team

10/1/2009:

Announcement in front of City Hall

In case you couldn’t make it to City Hall yesterday afternoon – Mayoral candidate Beth Mason named Dave Carty, Ines Garcia-Keim and Ryan Yacco as members of her campaign team. You can read the entire press release here.

What do you think of her choices?

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52 Comments on "Mason Announces Campaign Team"

truth1
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truth1

We have to look past the spin and see the candidates for what they have or have not accomplished as an incumbent councilperson seeking to be the mayor. As for the other candidates, what do they have to offer in executive decision making ability that can be used to lead this city out of State supervision and solve the current budget mess. It’s up to the voting public to decide by Nov. 3rd.

realstuff
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realstuff

By the way, Glatt made complaints on Mason as well as Zimmer. The public should know that they both should understand the rules. Of course, they will be allowed to run…but the point is: can they run the city if they don’t understand the rules? That is for the public to decide.

krewedetat
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krewedetat
Sorry poed, but the krewe here has a job (something to be happy about these days) and many other things to do and worry about besides posting on this board, so I am sorry I was not available to answer your question immediately. I appreciate Red Haven’s response. In a perfect situation, a candidate finds a campaign manager or consultant that exactly matches their values, but the most important qualification, as in any job, is their record of success. You can’t argue with Swibinski’s record of success in Hudson County (not sure of the exact number, but I remember something like 14-2). He has worked for Carol Marsh and Dawn Zimmer, so he knows the opposition and like Red said, managed to bring Cammarano up from single digit poll numbers to an election victory. We could switch the question to ask: Why is Dawn Zimmer employing Alex Booth as her lawyer, who previously worked for Campos (and has other shady dealings in his past)? I guess because he beat Zimmer once, so she wants him on her side now? And on the issue of Sam Briggs, I find it outrageous that an apology will get you out of something that is clearly illegal. My understanding is that anyone handling petitions (or absentee ballots for that matter) has to be a registered voter in Hudson County. The fact that Briggs apologizes and gets away with it shows that Booth sure knows how to make the system work for his candidate.
JJB
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Really? My high school civics class taught me that I could be a registered voter anywhere I considered myself a legal resident, even if that meant that I was voting in Hoboken while living in Morristown. Make no mistake, I’m not voting for Zimmer. But my reasons are real, not manufactured like the rest of you (red haven, krewedetate and others). In response to krewedetat who said: Sorry poed, but the krewe here has a job (something to be happy about these days) and many other things to do and worry about besides posting on this board, so I am sorry I was not available to answer your question immediately. I appreciate Red Haven’s response. In a perfect situation, a candidate finds a campaign manager or consultant that exactly matches their values, but the most important qualification, as in any job, is their record of success. You can’t argue with Swibinski’s record of success in Hudson County (not sure of the exact number, but I remember something like 14-2). He has worked for Carol Marsh and Dawn Zimmer, so he knows the opposition and like Red said, managed to bring Cammarano up from single digit poll numbers to an election victory. We could switch the question to ask: Why is Dawn Zimmer employing Alex Booth as her lawyer, who previously worked for Campos (and has other shady dealings in his past)? I guess because he beat Zimmer once, so she wants him on her side now? And on the issue… Read more »
v_hoboken
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v_hoboken

You might want to retake high school civics. You can be a registered voter anywhere, but you can’t be a registered voter IN Hudson County, unless you actually reside in Hudson County. That’s why the voter registration form requires you to certify that you’ve resided in the county for over 30 days prior to the election. Similarly, you can’t vote in Hoboken elections, unless you reside in Hoboken.

And in case you aren’t sure what it means to be a resident, here’s a legal definition from lectlaw.com: “A person coming into a place with intention to establish his domicil or permanent residence, and who in consequence actually remains there. Time is not so essential as the intent, executed by making or beginning an actual establishment, though it be abandoned in a longer, or shorter period.”

In response to JJB who said:
Really? My high school civics class taught me that I could be a registered voter anywhere I considered myself a legal resident, even if that meant that I was voting in Hoboken while living in Morristown.

Make no mistake, I’m not voting for Zimmer. But my reasons are real, not manufactured like the rest of you (red haven, krewedetate and others).

matt_72
Member

No. If you live there, you must vote there. There are specific requirements for who can vote where, and considering yourself a resident of a town that you actually don’t reside in doesn’t cut it. There has to be more (like a 2nd home, like you live in the dorms, in the military and stationed in that town, in the military but used to reside in that town, etc……). But if you USED to live there, you need to register in the town you relocated to. But hey, we let the dead vote so wtf. (kidding, I don’t at all believe that – I want all voters to be required to show valid ID’s before voting)

In response to JJB who said:
Really? My high school civics class taught me that I could be a registered voter anywhere I considered myself a legal resident, even if that meant that I was voting in Hoboken while living in Morristown.

Make no mistake, I’m not voting for Zimmer. But my reasons are real, not manufactured like the rest of you (red haven, krewedetate and others).

poed
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poed
Thanks Krew. Was just curious as to the thinking behind it. In response to krewedetat who said: Sorry poed, but the krewe here has a job (something to be happy about these days) and many other things to do and worry about besides posting on this board, so I am sorry I was not available to answer your question immediately. I appreciate Red Haven’s response. In a perfect situation, a candidate finds a campaign manager or consultant that exactly matches their values, but the most important qualification, as in any job, is their record of success. You can’t argue with Swibinski’s record of success in Hudson County (not sure of the exact number, but I remember something like 14-2). He has worked for Carol Marsh and Dawn Zimmer, so he knows the opposition and like Red said, managed to bring Cammarano up from single digit poll numbers to an election victory. We could switch the question to ask: Why is Dawn Zimmer employing Alex Booth as her lawyer, who previously worked for Campos (and has other shady dealings in his past)? I guess because he beat Zimmer once, so she wants him on her side now? And on the issue of Sam Briggs, I find it outrageous that an apology will get you out of something that is clearly illegal. My understanding is that anyone handling petitions (or absentee ballots for that matter) has to be a registered voter in Hudson County. The fact that Briggs apologizes and gets away… Read more »
realstuff
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realstuff

Yep, Beth greatly outspent her opponent in the 2nd Ward and was supported by a local base that are not with her now. This is far from the case now. She spent in her 1st Mayor’s try and came in 3rd because she was against well funded opposition. Right now she is spending a bundle…a real bundle and she is up against equally powerful candidates. As was said in the local news, “she is like Pepsi trying to knock Coke”. Will it work?

eye4neye
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eye4neye

more like mustard trying to ketchup!

In response to realstuff who said:
Yep, Beth greatly outspent her opponent in the 2nd Ward and was supported by a local base that are not with her now. This is far from the case now. She spent in her 1st Mayor’s try and came in 3rd because she was against well funded opposition. Right now she is spending a bundle…a real bundle and she is up against equally powerful candidates. As was said in the local news, “she is like Pepsi trying to knock Coke”. Will it work?

professor pinetop
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professor pinetop

in the last several years hoboken has had more and more outside pros come in. raises the cost of campaigns but new marketing tactics work – beth mason dumped the old playbook two years ago and won her ward handily on the first ballot. unfortunately the people who used to run all the “reform” campaigns felt snubbed and created the “schism” we have now.

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