Mayoral Candidate: Patricia Waiters


“Word on the street” is….

Rumor: Waiters to drop out of Mayoral Race?

Heard from a couple long-time Hobokenites that Patricia Waiters may have backed out of the November Hoboken Mayoral Race. Word is that she’ll be throwing her support towards Frank “Pupie” Raia. We’ll see if a formal announcement will follow…

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Two “in,” how many more to go?

The race for Mayor has it’s second declared candidate.

If elected, Patricia Waiters would be Hoboken’s first African American Mayor, as well as the first woman actually elected to hold the top job. Waiters received 569 votes in her independent run for City Council at Large in May.

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Here’s her brief announcement statement:

“My ego is full; therefore I don’t owe Council man Cunningham or the REV. any type of explanation why I’m running for mayor. This city is long over due for a mayor that is not bossed, not brought, and can not be victimized by any developers and back door wheeling and dealing.

I take pride in myself and in this great city. I want to gain the publics trust, confidences, and faith. I am ready to work hard, and get Hoboken back on track.”

In case you are interested in joining the growing field of candidates you should know everyone is still waiting for the city to get it’s act together on the issue of election petitions. The City Clerk’s office is waiting on the Corporation Counsel, who is said to be waiting on the Hudson County Board of Elections for “guidance.”

The longer they drag their feet the harder it will be for candidates to get the necessary number of signatures in by the deadline.

Some are wondering if that’s by accident or by design. Stay tuned.

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Monday, October 26, 2009 3:02 pm

When you want to be Mayor, you have to multi-task. Pat seems to be a very good person but does not really (realstuff) have a chance. She has a learning curve to overcome and may be ready in the future. Straight stuff from realstuff.

Saturday, October 10, 2009 6:15 pm

Did not submit her profile to the local rag…with an excuse.

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Monday, October 26, 2009 10:15 am

What is the “excuse’??
Her reason was legit.

In response to truth1 who said:

Did not submit her profile to the local rag…with an excuse.

Friday, October 9, 2009 5:20 pm

What a surprise!Backing Raia.. LOL –

Friday, August 21, 2009 4:25 am

Any one who wants to can run. It is easy to run for public office and garner enough votes to run. Usually an independent
(influenced by powers that be) gets in there just to split the ticket and make a name for themselves. Then they later get a job. This lady needs a job and has children to feed. The powers that really run politics from the county get who they want and already have made deals with in. It makes it a whole lot easier if the vote is split. Don’t forget this time it is winner with the top votes takes all. The more the vote is “split” the more
the top voter getter has the opportunity to be ahead. Think about it.

Friday, August 21, 2009 12:52 am

I’ve noticed that if your post includes a link, it will go to “manual approval” (see Comment Guidelines under “What if my comment doesn’t show up”) If memory serves, 411 posted something about wanting to check links before they go up. My last post which gave a link to politickernj did not go up for a while.

And strand, I know a lot of media outlets went crazy writing about indictments when none were present, but politicker never said anyone was “indicted” when they were not. They cover NJ politics, so I guess they tend to be more careful (and certainly have more experience in this area) than some of the NY-based guys.

On related news, 2 of the Jersey City officials arrested last month were indicted today on one count of conspiracy to commit extortion.

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