And you thought that Hoboken residents will choose our next mayor?
Not according to the Hudson County buzzards allegedly circling Hoboken City Hall, waiting to swoop down.
A stunning InsiderNJ report by Max Pizarro reveals how a political operative for North Bergen Mayor Nick Sacco is working behind the scenes to unseat Mayor Dawn Zimmer. According to Pizarro, the political operative- Joey Muniz- is a "fierce DeFusco backer".
Hoboken residents must ask: (1) WHO the hell is Joey Muniz and (2) WHY the hell is he interfering in our Hoboken mayoral election?
He's been called North Bergen Mayor Nick Sacco's "right hand man." Three years ago, the Hoboken Reporter's Power List called Muniz a "political prince under the dominion of Sacco.... looking for ways to become the next generation of political bigshot...." and gave him the #25 slot.
And, access to that kind of power comes with perks.
According to the January 25, 2017 Jersey Journal's, Which school employees in Hudson County earn more than their superintendent?, Muniz is the Board Secretary for Hudson County Schools of Technology (HCST) earning $183,942. To put it in perspective, Muniz earns $26,442 more than Hoboken Superintendent of Schools Christine Johnson and $67,842 more than Hoboken Mayor Zimmer.
|Jersey Journal: Salaries of HCST employees which exceed the superintendent salay cap of $155K|
In addition, Muniz is Chairman of the Board of Directors for the North Hudson Community Action Corporation (NHCAC), a huge non-profit foundation providing comprehensive health and social services for northern New Jersey residents.
As a Board Chairman who oversees the activities and finances of the NJCAC, Muniz shares enormous political power and influence.
Why is Muniz butting into Hoboken's mayoral election?
That's a matter of speculation and/or opinion.
At the end of the day it always comes to money, and when it comes to Hoboken, the money's in development.
What's not in doubt (according to Pizarro) is that Hudson County bosses are wheeling and dealing against Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer.
This is the same Hudson County crew that loot Hoboken every year with exploding County taxes. Now they want to pick our mayor.
"Now, the former assemblyman [Ramos] is Muniz’s ace in the hole to ensure that stick Romano stays out of the Hoboken mayor’s race;... Yet still, Muniz belongs to the team of Stack’s old rival, state Senator Nick Sacco (D-32), and while Stack and Sacco have formed an alliance going back to 2010, Stack probably is not enamored of Sacco’s prime operatives collecting the mayor’s seat in Stack’s district."
"...Sacco's prime operatives collecting the mayor's seat in Stack's District [D-33]"
Yeah, fat chance Hoboken residents will let Hudson County interlopers pick our next mayor.