Thursday, May 5, 2011

6th Ward Candidate Jennifer Giattino to the Voters "Less than a week left!"

Jen Giattino is the refreshing 6th Ward candidate running against the incumbent Nino Giacchi. Nino who I know personally and think is a nice guy, has sold his political soul to the devil by cavorting with the Mason-Russo Axis of Governmental Obstruction, Corruption and Destruction. How a guy that is middle aged with that out of date 70's porn stache and generally being out of touch with his constituents, could bond with Stevens students for absentee ballots is beyond me but the side of patronage always knows how to farm votes any which way. That is what they do and they do it well. What we the taxpayer need to do is vote out Nino in the 6th and take back our town from the plutocrats of privilege and patronage that will sell out this town from anywhere from $5,000 (Russo) to $40 (for anyone in the HHA that gives away their vote for what could buy 10 Colt 45s).

It is time for the voter to pay attention and end the cycle of infrastructure decay and government waste by voting for the side the generally supports the Mayor's agenda and has her endorsement but will still vote their conscience. That choice is clear to me that we need to give Jen a chance for new leadership since Nino has just flapped like a flaccid sail with whatever political breeze is in season. The fact that he has now partnered up with Mike Russo who was caught on tape conspiring to sell out Hoboken to Solomon Dwek means he must go. The voting record of Nino Giacchi is his true Achilles heel. His partnership with Russo is like a 300 pound weight of corruption around his neck. Jen has been hitting the campaign trail hard by all accounts. What she needs on May 10th is your vote! Love your town and vote Hoboken! Vote for a better City Councilperson than the incumbent! Vote Jen Giattino May 10th for 6th Ward City Council!

Dear Friends:

As we move into the last week of the campaign, I want to thank all of you for your emails of support, donations and offers to volunteer.

Taking on an entrenched incumbent with ties to the Hudson County political machine has been no easy task. We saw their machine antics backfire when an operative stole our campaign signs from a local dry cleaner.

It's been said that our ward is considered "the quiet ward." But don't let Nino's quiet demeanor fool you. Over the past ten years, he's "quietly" voted for and against the same issues time and time again.

Flip flopping, Giacchi voted for corner cars, then he voted against it. He was against the 20 million dollar bond for parks, then he recently voted for it.

We need a councilperson to vote in step with their constituents not how the council majority is leading him.

After years of fiscal mismanagement, we finally have a mayor that has put us on solid fiscal ground.

But our opponents, led by Nino, want to raid our surplus and spend that money. If this happens, we'll go back to the days when we created ponzi scheme-like budgets that raided our funds for parks, children and seniors, while obscenely increasing our spending and masking our deficits.

When the bill came due our taxes were raised 47% - the biggest tax increase in Hoboken history. We literally can't afford policies that will rip off homeowners and increase our taxes.

As for me, I'll always remain consistent on the issues.

We need to cut spending first, lower our taxes, repair Sinatra Field, provide for more open space and rid ourselves of patronage once and for all.

How can you help? This election is important to us all, and I do need your help.

If you can make phone calls, hang up signs in your home, campaign with me or help out on election day, please email Elissa at

This is truly a grass roots effort, and I couldn't do it without your help, support and dedication.

Jennifer Giattino
201.780.6779 ◦