Councilman Ravi Bhalla’s bid for 33rd Assemblyman begins
First, I want to thank all of the candidates that ran on the Zimmer team’s slate of candidates, and congratulate Councilman Peter Cunningham and Councilwoman-electJennifer Giattino on their success. But really, all of the candidates and volunteers should hold their heads high and be proud. By working together, we ran a clean and fair campaign and delivered a Council Majority back to Mayor Zimmer!
I write you today to formally announce my candidacy to serve as a Member of the General Assembly for the 33rd Legislative District of New Jersey. The election is on June 7th and the 33rd Legislative District is comprised of Hoboken, Weehawken, Union City, and a substantial portion of downtown Jersey City.
Please attend our Volunteer Kickoff meeting this Sunday, May 15th at the Headquarters at 1st & Willow at 11:00AM. We will use this time to get the office in shape, discuss future plans, and distribute window signs and campaign flyers.
Link to Event: https://wfc2.wiredforchange.com/o/8886/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=1366
I am running for Assembly because the voters in Hoboken and the entire district deserve a real alternative to the politics as usual in Hudson County. Important decisions are made behind closed doors by power brokers outside of Hoboken instead of where they should be: at the ballot box. I believe voters should be provided a real choice instead of hand-picked political patrons. And, I am proud to say Mayor Dawn Zimmer agrees completely. That’s why she fully supports my candidacy.
As a city councilman, I have seen the consequences of the bad decisions our legislators make in Trenton at the local level. As an attorney-at-law, I have seen how the rights of average citizens, such as employees in the workplace and healthcare for working families and seniors, are continually trampled by special interests in our state capital. Hoboken needs qualified and talented public servants representing our interests both here at home and in our state capitol, and that is exactly why I am running.
There are three candidates vying for two seats in the 33rd District: incumbent Assemblyman Ruben Ramos, Sean Connors, and myself. You can vote for any combination of 2 out of the 3 candidates, or you can vote for just me. Either way, we will be sending a message that we want a new direction in New Jersey.
However, you should know that I will not be running alone. We have a whole slate of Democratic Committee candidates under the slogan “Democrats for Honest Government.” Our party needs reform, and by electing these candidates, you can make that change a reality.
Please also mark your calendar for our Campaign Kickoff/Fundraiser on May 24th at Hudson Tavern, 51 14th Street in Hoboken!
Link to Event: https://wfc2.wiredforchange.com/o/8886/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=1367
If elected, I pledge to truly represent the interests of Hoboken’s residents, not those of the local party machine.
Ravi S. Bhalla
Candidate, General Assembly
33rd Legislative District ◦