Frank Raia TV Spot: “Excellence”

10/22/2009:

Frank says he has experience

Here’s a TV commercial that has run recently from Mayoral candidate Frank Raia:

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8 Comments on "Frank Raia TV Spot: “Excellence”"

plywood
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plywood

And Ms. Mason’s primary big budget tactic is to peck away at Ms. Zimmer. If she’s counting on winning with the BnR vote now that Cammarano is out of the way, Raia and Glatt cooked that goose. What a waste of money.

realstuff
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realstuff

Colin – The increase was minimal and did not add anything to the city budget. Yep, he throws a good party.

Red Haven
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Red Haven

C’mon realstuff, let’s get real. The Board of Ed budget is up from $39 million in 2001 to $59 million today. Frank Raia had a lot to do with that during his two terms on the board.

When pressed on the growing spending in the face of declining enrollement Frank would cite the administration party line that it’s not a problem as long as the school tax rate doesn’t increase.

Every new condo built during his time on the board was bringing new ratables on line that kept feeding the beast. What happens when the building boom goes bust? A tax increase for everyone but the Yuppies in the PILOTed Northwest Redevelopment condos Pupie built.

Colin is right about Pupie being a nice guy who throws a great party, but he’s not the best choice for Mayor and has only a slightly better chance of winning than Patricia Waiters.

This race is between Dawn Zimmer and Beth Mason. A vote for anyone other than Beth is a vote for Dawn.

In response to realstuff who said:
Colin – The increase was minimal and did not add anything to the city budget. Yep, he throws a good party.

speakthetruth75
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speakthetruth75
Another good point. Raia is a good guy but he lacks the leadership qualities needed to run Hoboken. Leadership requires leading for the good of those your represent…not just yourself. Pupie is for Pupie and that’s all. And I say DO NOT VOTE for ZIMMER!!! But Beth still does not convince me. She tries really hard but she was on city council too when alot of these things in the city were happening! SHE SPENDS HER OWN MONEY TOO but I don’t know…. Glatt is the only one I see as bringing something different to the table. In response to Red Haven who said: C’mon realstuff, let’s get real. The Board of Ed budget is up from $39 million in 2001 to $59 million today. Frank Raia had a lot to do with that during his two terms on the board. When pressed on the growing spending in the face of declining enrollement Frank would cite the administration party line that it’s not a problem as long as the school tax rate doesn’t increase. Every new condo built during his time on the board was bringing new ratables on line that kept feeding the beast. What happens when the building boom goes bust? A tax increase for everyone but the Yuppies in the PILOTed Northwest Redevelopment condos Pupie built. Colin is right about Pupie being a nice guy who throws a great party, but he’s not the best choice for Mayor and has only a slightly better chance of winning… Read more »
Colin
Member

Thank you Red. I’m not sure how anyone could say $39 million to $59 million is minimal

In response to Red Haven who said:
C’mon realstuff, let’s get real. The Board of Ed budget is up from $39 million in 2001 to $59 million today. Frank Raia had a lot to do with that during his two terms on the board.

When pressed on the growing spending in the face of declining enrollement Frank would cite the administration party line that it’s not a problem as long as the school tax rate doesn’t increase.

Every new condo built during his time on the board was bringing new ratables on line that kept feeding the beast. What happens when the building boom goes bust? A tax increase for everyone but the Yuppies in the PILOTed Northwest Redevelopment condos Pupie built.

Colin is right about Pupie being a nice guy who throws a great party, but he’s not the best choice for Mayor and has only a slightly better chance of winning than Patricia Waiters.

This race is between Dawn Zimmer and Beth Mason. A vote for anyone other than Beth is a vote for Dawn.

Colin
Member

Frank is a very nice guy but the school board budget only increased under his watch and results didn’t get any better.

I fear the same could happen if he became mayor.

He does throw a great birthday party though

realstuff
Member
realstuff

He claims to be paying for his own campaign and will use the salary to pay off city debt. This is probably very factual unlike most politicians…

camel2
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camel2

You think Raia is to Hoboken as Bloomberg was to NYC? Maybe he does have the business experience to run Hoboken well. You never know.

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