Beth Mason launches Mayoral Campaign
3/13/2009 Update #2:
Video of today’s announcement:
See photo gallery and original announcement after the jump.
Here are some photos of Mayoral candidate Beth Mason and her Council at Large candidates announcing this morning at their headquarters, followed by their march to City Hall to be the first full slate to file more than the required number of signed election petitions.
At long last, it’s official. Beth Mason is running for Mayor with a full slate of Council at Large candidates. Here’s the press release from the Mason for Mayor campaign:
“Councilwoman Beth Mason formally announces her campaign for Mayor with a declaration that “It’s time to open government for everyone”.
Mason said, “For too long, Hoboken has suffered from a lack of leadership, which now has created a catastrophic financial crisis. Hoboken has been awash in red ink for the last eight years because the Roberts Administration has avoided making the tough decisions. Now, taxpayers are on the hook for their failure to act,” said Mason. “Leadership is about making decisions, not excuses.”
The Second Ward councilwoman declared that as mayor, “I will return Hoboken’s municipal government to the people who actually pay the bills,” Mason said. “I see a better future for the citizens of Hoboken, but I will need your help to change the way our city operates!”
Mason also believes in driving Hoboken’s economy with balanced development by creating a business retention program including the creation of a business incubator program. She said she will create more open space and public areas to encourage commerce and recreation.
“Hoboken can and will rebound to be a more robust and professionally managed city with a better quality of life for everyone,” Mason said.
Mason has assembled a talented ticket with a diverse range of talents and backgrounds. They will serve as a bridge between different generations of Hoboken, hoping to draw on their shared experience to solve the numerous problems facing the city.
See the ticket below…
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Anthony Pasquale has been working in the financial sector for three decades, running investor relations and accounting divisions for one of the largest insurance companies in the world. He had the responsibility for overseeing some fifty-five billion dollars of assets, compensation, and benefits that impact thousands of workers.
A formally trained accountant with data processing responsibilities, Anthony also attended Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. This wealth of financial experience will be an important asset as Hoboken seeks to balance its messy finances. Anthony is president of Parish Council at St. Francis Church. He and his wife are Trustees for a charity that assists families whose children are ill.
Raul Morales II is a proud product of the Hoboken Public School System who went on to graduate from Brown University and Rutgers Law School.
Raul was recently sworn in as an attorney in New Jersey and will be admitted in New York this coming April.
The Hoboken Puerto Rican Cultural Committee presented Raul its Young Future Leader award, and he plans to bring that leadership to his native city.
Vincent Addeo has devoted his life to fighting for the rights and justice of working-class people and their families. After gaining a Master of Science Degree in Labor Studies from the University of Massachusetts, he has held leadership positions as the President of the New Jersey State Council of Machinists, AFL-CIO.
Vincent has given back to the community as an instructor for the National Safety Council and board member of the Hudson County School of Technology, as well as a devoted coach of children in Hoboken sports leagues and homeless shelter volunteer. He understands the needs of the working people of Hoboken and hopes to continue helping them in office.
The Mason ticket will stress:
- Elimination of wasteful spending of our tax dollars
- A balanced budget and deficit reduction plan
- A more accessible and accountable government
- A balanced economic development plan
The Mason for Mayor campaign headquarters is now open at 315 Washington Street.
Stop in to meet the candidates, as well as Campaign Manager Jake Stuiver and Chairperson Ines Garcia-Keim.
Beth Mason for Mayor… One Goal. Yours.