Fourth Ward Council – Dawn Zimmer

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9/25/2007 Update:

Received an evite to Dawn’s Open House Campaign Kick-off this week.

“Tuesday, Sept. 25th marks the reopening of Dawn Zimmer Campaign Headquarters at 411 First Street!

Please join us any evening this week for an open house. Open house hours will be Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 4-8 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Stop by to say hi, chat and sign up to volunteer. As always, we appreciate your support!

**A personal note to all my friends and supporters:

Thank you to everyone that I have seen on my walks or bike rides around town that has stopped and offered words of encouragement and support. The amazing response I have received from everyone inspires me to fight my absolute hardest for the next 44 days. From the a 90-year old born and raised resident who offers me his help, in any way he can, to the Harrison Court resident that tells me, “If you don’t win, nothing will change here. Everyone has to get out and vote for you,” to my supporters in the Housing Authority who are letting me know they are absolutely behind me. I am humbled by your words and proud to fight for this community.”


Received today from Dawn’s Campaign Manager:

New Voters & people that have changed their address need to do so 21 days in advance of the Election. If anyone wants to get registered we can come to their house to get the application filled out and/or picked up. We have a group of volunteers that can and will be here to help through May 22nd at 8pm.

If anyone has any questions, wants applications or needs them picked up please contact us at

4/30/2007 Update:

This press release was sent to 411 this morning.

4th Ward Race Heats Up & Dawn Zimmer Responds

p1010008.JPGIn the end, the candidate makes the final decision, and that is why I chose Doug Snyder to run my inclusive campaign for the final leg of what has become a vicious race for the 4th Ward Hoboken City Council position. Doug has been active in my campaign since I announced, and after playing an integral role in the Kids First 2007 win for the School Board elections, he gladly accepted my request to take a more formal role. All the rumors, lies and attacks on me and my campaign have only increased my resolve to win this election for the people of the 4th Ward. The politics of Hoboken and the area need to be removed from our City Council to better represent all of the residents.

Here’s the latest news from my campaign:

  • Zimmer Headquarters Kickoff

Tonight, Monday, April 30, 7 – 9
415 1st Street (between Grand and Adams Streets)

Stop in for drinks and appetizers tonight after work to join the fight for the Hoboken that you deserve not the one we have been given the last 6 years.

  • Come check out the Zimmer Campaign Truck decorated by children from Elysian Charter School. (Donated by former City Councilman Andrew Amato).

While it was disappointing that on the same night that the 4th Ward was plastered with posters by one of my opponents, a truck belonging to Andrew Amato, a supporter of mine, was vandalized. The signs were torn off not public property, but private property. The vandalizing of Mr. Amato’s truck was an illegal act of a desperate candidate. I trust that the artwork completed by Hoboken children for the Amato truck will be left intact.

  • Nearing the end of the Public Process for SW Redevelopment – Electing Dawn Zimmer may be the only way to fight an irresponsible plan.

Please turn out to Tuesday Night’s Planning Board session at 7pm to watch the Planning Board memorialize their comments to the City Council for the SW Redevelopment plan. Also at 7pm (will likely be delayed for 30 minutes) is the second part of the Council Candidate debates at the Multi Service community center at 2nd and Grand.

Wednesday, 7pm at City Hall could involve the City Council approving the irresponsible SW Redevelopment plan for the 4th Ward. This may be the last chance for the public to fight the City for their failure to live up to the promises of a large park and recreation space, and speak out against a plan that has no infrastructure improvements to address flooding.

If the City passes an irresponsible plan, the only way to fight it will be to elect Dawn Zimmer on May 8th.

See previous releases and video interview below.

4/19/2007 Video Update:

Online Videos by

Previous press releases sent to 411 by Dawn Zimmer’s campaign can be seen below.


Today, Dawn recaps her gathering yesterday:

“The DawnforCouncil Kick-off party at the Little Grocery had a fantastic turnout last night! I want to thank everyone for attending. The event brought together all the diversity of the 4th Ward. It was packed with people from the Housing Authority, Old and New Hoboken.

For people that missed the event, please come and share your concerns about life in Southwest Hoboken – the 4th Ward. Please come and join me for coffee at the Little Grocery on the following dates:

  • Thursday, February 22nd, 6:30 – 8:00 am
  • Tuesday, February 27th, 8:00 – 9:30 am

Check out for future dates and places to meet me!”


See more about this new candidate below.


Over the next few months, Hoboken411 is inviting all candidates running for Hoboken City Council to submit their entries for public discussion. If you wish to be included, send information to Here’s a list of current incumbents (from the city website).

Today, we start off with an announcement from Dawn Zimmer, who is vying for the 4th Ward Council Seat.

“A New Day in Southwest Hoboken”

Dawn Zimmer Announces Candidacy for City Council

dawnjpg.jpgHi, my name is Dawn Zimmer and I am running for City Council in Southwest Hoboken – the 4th Ward.

I’m running because I want to make Southwest Hoboken the best neighborhood that it can be. I’ll be a council person for everyone – all the diverse communities that make up the fabric of the 4th Ward.

We need balanced development that preserves our old neighborhoods and builds new ones. We need to create places to eat and shop, work and play, while making sure that we don’t overburden our aging infrastructure. I’ll tackle our flooding streets and the stench from sewage, which pollutes our neighborhood for days after a major rainstorm. I’ll address the issues of too much traffic, pedestrian safety, and too little parking. We DO need new development, but we need to make sure that everything we do helps solve our problems, not make them worse.

If you are ready to work with me to make our part of town the best it can be, or if you just want to hear more, please come join us at my kick-off party:

Who: You and all your Southwest Hoboken friends
What: Dawn for Council Kick-off Party
When: 7:30 – 9:30, Thursday, February 15, 2007
Where: The Little Grocery Bistro, 214 Jefferson Street
Why: We need to make Hoboken better, not just bigger. goes live this Thursday, February 8th

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007 5:42 pm

Furey, You really need to get out more.


Tuesday, February 20, 2007 10:34 am

Wallace & Dawn – seperated at birth?

You decide.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 10:10 am

what a bunch of geeks!

Sunday, February 18, 2007 11:08 pm

I can’t help but think of:

We the People
Citizen Legislators
Old Guard/New Guard
Throw the Bums out….. is that what happened in Nov. ’06 ?

If it shapes up to be a reform year, Dawn /might/can/ will win.

Good Luck Dawn.

Sunday, February 18, 2007 10:02 am

Hey boys and girls ! The Southwest Parks Coalition has spearheaded the opening up of the planning for Southwest IT Redevelopment Area. They have insisted on large open space, retail, a traffic system in addition to residential developement as part of a total plan. Today the Mayor has placed an small ad in today’s Hoboken Reporter announcing their planners Heyer, Gruel and Associates will show the public the plan on Monday, February 26, 2007 at 7:00 PM at Hoboken City Council Chambers. While we wait to see these plans, it is a great victory for the Southwest Parks Coalition and political activism in Hoboken. Previously the planning for these redevlopment zones have been don behind closed doors with little or no public input. The result has been poorly planned high density areas with tiny if any open space. You all know thw Shoprite Park, that was the standard result till now. I would like to point out that the City Council elections are upon us and that the 4th Ward City Councilman Chistopher Campos has been minimumly involved in these meetings attending only one which he left early and knowing so little about the subject that he presented a plan by Academy Bus as the city’s plan at a City Council meeting. Why do I bring this up ? During the mayoral elections Carl Marsh championed making the 1600 Park into a park, after doing nothing for years Mr. Roberts proposed the city buying the land. A political game to… Read more »