HOBOKEN, NJ — City Council President Jen Giattino is announcing that she will run for a new term to continue representing the 6th Ward in November’s City Council election. A longtime public servant, Councilwoman Giattino has cultivated a reputation as an advocate for her neighborhood who prides herself on being accessible to her constituents for problem solving while providing independent, responsible leadership on the City Council.
Giattino will host a Campaign Kickoff Event on Monday, July 22 at 6:00 p.m. at Moran’s Pub, 501 Garden Street.
“Serving the people of Hoboken as a member of the City Council is a responsibility I take very seriously, because the people of our community deserve nothing less than a true advocate who will always do whatever she can to deliver for residents,” said Councilwoman Giattino. “My neighbors know me as a leader they can trust and count on to provide assistance whenever it’s needed, and also as someone who can make the tough decisions on what’s best for our city without bowing to political pressure. I look forward to walking door to door and connecting with friends and neighbors and building towards a victory in November.”
Jen Giattino was elected to the City Council in 2011 and has since been voted City Council President by her peers four times, a reflection of her dedication to public service and willingness to be a consensus builder and leader. She partnered with Mayor Dawn Zimmer on numerous initiatives, from passing the ambitious Rebuild by Design resiliency plan after Hurricane Sandy to instituting a stronger ethics code for city officials to creating new open space like South West Park and Northwest Resiliency Park(BASF).
Aside from providing outstanding constituent service, Councilwoman Giattino has focused on improving quality of life issues and protecting the neighborhood feel that makes Hoboken so special. Recently, she has worked to reduce homelessness in Hoboken, ensure that local nonprofits are able to continue operating and fixing a loophole in the city’s rent control law to protect tenants. Councilwoman Giattino has advocated to add the Union Dry Dock location to the open space plan since 2012, supported zoning changes to preserve the historic character of the community, added loading zones to neighborhoods and brought necessary upgrades to city parks, including $250,000 for dog park upgrades.