|Nason has asked these folks to be her runningmates: left to right: Frank Rosner, Former BoE Trustee Maureen Sullivan , BoE Trustee Peter Biancamano|
"I've talked at length to all three, and they are perfect for me." Nason said, "I'm waiting for their answer."
So will either Frank Rosner, Maureen Sullivan or Peter Biancamano sign on to Nason for Mayor?
Rosner is by all accounts, a salt-of-the-earth type of guy; well-liked and respected at his synagogue and in the Hoboken community at-large. He's never held elected office.
Both Sullivan and Biancamano have held (or hold) elected office as Trustees of the Hoboken Board of Education.
What's interesting about the selection of runningmates (especially with a political newbie like Nason) is that its the candidate's first public executive decision; these are the people whom she trusts to govern Hoboken.
In the meantime, Nason's hired a campaign manager: Don Goncalves. Goncalves, a resident of Elizabeth, worked for the Elizabeth Public School district for 15 years.
In 2016, his fundraising efforts for two homeless men who'd found a backpack filled with explosives at an Elizabeth train station, garnered national press. The Washington Post wrote:
"Within days, the GoFundMe page that Goncalves set up had doubled its goal, and now has raised more than $25,000. Goncalves, who has become the de facto spokesman for Parker and White — he has had inquiries from Hollywood for talk-show appearances and from the National Football League’s New York Jets to honor them at a game — said he is eager to get the money distributed. Some criticized his decision to give the local homeless organization a third of the money, but Goncalves felt it was important to give something to the group that will help Parker get back on his feet."Nason's campaign also includes nationally-prominent Republican political strategist and pollster Adam Geller. Geller is the founder and CEO of National Research, Inc., and...
most recently was a pollster for none other than...
GA told you DeFusco folks, underestimate Nason at your own peril. This gal means business.