As we wrap up the year, I am so thankful for the support of my neighbors, friends and family as I continue to push for greater transparency in our local government and continue my push to bring new energy and new ideas to the forefront of local politics.
Speaking truth to power is not easy. Standing up to a mayor who this year accepted a second job at a politically connected law firm, was censured by the State Supreme Court, used taxpayer funds to settle a personal ethics violation, barred me from entering a taxpayer funded meeting and spent $63,000 taxpayer dollars on a personal luxury SUV driven by his two-man security detail — is not easy. If I didn’t stand up for what I believed in, what I know to be right, if I didn’t push for a more open dialogue about what’s working and what’s not and if I looked the other way for my own political benefit, I would simply be perpetuating everything that’s wrong with politics today.
What keeps me strong and grounded is my belief in this City and the love of my neighbors, friends and family who continue to stand with me as I stand for Hoboken. I am so lucky to have the most amazing people around me and this holiday season, I wanted to thank my partner Alejandro for sticking by me through thick and thin.
At this joyous time of year, Alejandro and I (along with Rocco, our dog) wish you an abundance of happiness, and peace and a new year filled with hope. Happy holidays!