|6th Ward Councilwoman Jen Giattino (left) calls for NJ Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto to suspend lame duck Assemblyman Carmelo Garcia's "postage and franking privileges," Giattino charges"electioneering"|
BREAKING... In a letter posted on Friday, October 23, Hoboken's 6th Ward Councilwoman Jen Giattino calls on Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto to suspend 33rd District Assemblyman Carmelo Garcia's postal and franking privileges because he "is using his Assembly stationery and postage for electioneering and campaigning."
Giattino writes, "the 6th Ward comprises less than 4% of the population of the 33rd Legislative District. No other residents received this correspondence other than Sixth Ward residents."
Here are Giattino's letter and attachments:
IS CARMELO MAKING HIS OWN 'ASSEMBLY' STATIONERY?
This is a weird one. It was brought to GA's attention that there is a peculiar error in the letterhead on Carmelo's Assembly stationery. It's the kind of error one might make while "creating" bootleg Assembly stationery- a mistake in the name of the Committee Garcia serves on. The name of Garcia's Assembly committee is "Transportation and Independent Authorities."
Carmelo Garcia's letterhead reads "Independence."
It's "Independent" NOT "Independence."
GA seriously doubts this is a printer error, since the print shop works off templates... in which case... did somebody run out of stationery?