In our photo series, it’s mayoral candidate Kim Glatt in the spotlight. The former 14 year municipal court judge is kicking off her office on Washington Street at 635 and also pictured above has taken the window with her signs near the corner of 6th and Washington.
Coupled with her confirmed efforts to roll out advertising it’s clear she intends to be a player in this election, competing with Frank “Pupie” Raia for the “birthers,” residents who call Hoboken their place of birth, and Cammarano’s “locked down” vote.
(Updated 11:35 pm) More details after the jump…
Here’s a picture of her planned main office as listed on her webpage. The lights were on Sunday evening but no one was there. It appears there will be occupancy in short order.
We’re looking forward to seeing how this develops, especially since Kim has been very active hitting a number of big voting locations like Marine View and similar large buildings where big voting blocs have been historically hotly contested.
Expect to hear more about Kim Glatt for mayor’s campaign efforts. It looks like the rumored conversations between her and Frank “Pupie” Raia combining efforts have not sorted out with either candidate withdrawing and joining forces behind the other.
The storefront photos also have an additional page of activities/support on behalf of a number of local groups not yet appearing on her web page:
- Hoboken Library Summer Reading Program
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
- Hoboken Chamber of Commerce
- National Association of Women Business Owners County Chapter
- 2009 Connie Mack Boys Baseball Team
- Hoboken Recreation Basketball (coach)
- Hoboken Youth Soccer League (coach)
- Hoboken Little League (coach)
- Hoboken Girls Softball Team
In addition the flyer adds: “Kimberly Glatt is committed to putting politics aside and working cooperatively to move Hoboken in the right direction.”
Some early reports suggest Kimberly Glatt’s record as a municipal judge was no nonsense, law and order. We’ll try to get more insight into her background in due course. She began her initial term when appointed by former Mayor Anthony Russo. She was reappointed by former Mayor Roberts. A document showing the confirmation by the City Council is available here.
Councilman Michael Russo was reported discussing a potential candidate for mayor who would be either clergy or a judge in Politicker NJ. He mentioned then Judge Kimberly Glatt back at the swearing in of Acting Mayor Dawn Zimmer last summer as someone who might be a viable candidate in the November 3rd winner take all special election.