A couple more folks who were at Ravi's event last night were: Gary Hindes, a close friend and advisor to former Vice President Joseph Biden, Frank Giantomasi, former Essex County Counsel, Steve Wielkotz – the auditor who worked with the late Nj State Fiscal Monitor Judy Tripodi to straighten out Hoboken's finances, Retired Superior Court Judge Donald Venezia, Current and former BA’s Stephen Marks and Quentin Wiest and Rudy Andrade from CarePoint.
Muckity-mucks are always nice to have, but GA was most pleased by the large turnout of Hoboken residents.
Both fundraisers, Ravi's and Mike's, got a good turnout of our Hoboken neighbors.
GA heard that I missed some VIPs at Mike DeFusco's kicking event: "two state assembly people, the Mayor, Bernie Kenny, Cheryl Fallick, Hovie Foreman, Phil Cohen, Antonio Grana, LGBTQ leaders, young Dems..."
There you go!
Thank you Horsey, for providing the pics from Mike's event last night; GA had planned to drop by.
GA hears it was a diverse crowd; some older folks, some younger folks and a bounty of Hoboken politicos: 4th Ward Councilman Ruben Ramos, Former NHSA Commissioner Tony Soares, former HHA Executive Director Carmelo Garcia, former NHSA Commissioner Frank Raia, Patty Waiters, Freeholder Anthony Romano, some drop-ins from the City Council (Tiffany Fisher), lots of Academy folks including their VP of Real Estate (who sources say rented Occhipinti his Pet-shop pad), politico Perry Belefiore, Eduardo Gonzales,then a helping of political operatives and RE developers including RE developer/Architect Tom Chartier.
GA took these crappy pics during the speeches- as you can see, some folks were dressed to the nines in their business attire- a lotta testosterone in the room. GA will update later, as I was unfamiliar with many folks. I did see many Hoboken friends, including Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro, Councilpersons Peter Cunningham and Tiffanie Fisher, Former State Senator Bernie "BK" Kenny and his distinguished partner Ed Florio, ZBA Chairman Jim Aibel, Kurt the Giant-Hearted, Garry Hines Head of Democratic Party, NHSA Commissioner Brian Assadorian, Hovie Forman, a boatload of 2nd and 5th Ward neighbors.
GA will add more later- gotta run!