Ruben Ramos endorses Peter Cammarano
Forgot to mention this earlier – but retiring At-large Hoboken Councilman (and current NJ State Assemblyman) Ruben Ramos sent out a press release backing mayoral candidate Peter Cammarano.
As a follow up, Ramos also indicating that he’ll be supporting Cammarano’s Council slate as well – Vinny Addeo, Raul Morales, Jr. and Angel Alicea.
Ramos says Cammarano more competent for top job
“Assemblyman Ruben Ramos, Jr. has not endorsed any candidate for Hoboken mayor – until now. And Peter Cammarano couldn’t be happier.
“After serving the past two years on the City Council with both Peter Cammarano and Dawn Zimmer, it’s very clear to me that Peter is far more qualified, more professional and much better prepared to be our next mayor,” says Ramos. “I am very proud to endorse Peter and I will be working very hard to help him win this election.”
Ramos says he is breaking his previously neutral stance because the election is so important and the difference between the two candidates is so striking. “Peter is clearly the more competent candidate. He has a much better grasp of the issues and he is much more decisive. Zimmer has a real problem making decisions. Her abstention on this year’s city budget w as just baffling. This budget was prepared by the state, not the mayor. As a Council Member, you must vote yes or no. You can’t abstain, it’s just indefensible.”
Zimmer’s decision to attack Cammarano in a newspaper ad this weekend prompted Ramos to announce his endorsement today. “Zimmer is going negative instead of sticking to the issues and it seems pretty desperate to me. For her to question Peter’s leadership ability is just foolish.”
Cammarano calls Ramos’ decision, “the most significant and important endorsement of the campaign” and thanked the Assemblyman warmly. “I am very pleased to have Ruben’s support,” says Cammarano. “Ruben is the most popular elected official in the city. This is a real boost for our campaign.”