Jen Giattino the 6th ward City Council candidate challenging long time incumbent Nino Giacchi launched her new campaign website.
Here’s a bit from the website on Jen:
Entrepreneur and local businesswoman Jen Giattino today announced that she is running to represent Hoboken’s 6th Ward.
“Hoboken has made a lot of progress in the past year and a half but there is much more work to be done. I look forward to working constructively as a member of the Council and focusing on solutions, not politics,” Giattino said.
A former specialist at a major brokerage firm and current real estate sales associate, Giattino is the founder and President of Fun Well Done, a web-based business that markets education arts and crafts projects for kids.
She was instrumental in creating the uptown Farmer’s Market and the Community Supported Agriculture program at the United Synagogue of Hoboken. She also spearheaded a free goods exchange program that allows local organizations to recycle items and thereby reduce waste.
A dedicated mother of three, Giattino coordinated the after-school Arts and Open Play Program at Calabro Primary School and for the past three summers she has run Hoboken’s popular Art in the Park Program.
Committed to helping Hoboken’s residents in need and promoting the importance of volunteerism in our schools and among our youth, Giattino helped create LOTS (Lunch on Thursday) which encourages parents to send their children to school with an extra lunch every Thursday. The extra lunch is then donated to neighbors at the Hoboken Homeless Shelter. LOTS now provides more than 100 lunches each week and involves three schools and St. Peter and Paul’s CCD camp.
“As someone who spent years in the business world, I know firsthand the importance of fiscal responsibility and holding the line on taxes,” Giattino said. “My goal is to ensure that Hoboken remains a great place to raise a family.”