Friday, March 28, 2014

Phil Cohen announces run for Freeholder - Mayor Zimmer, Mayor Fulop and County Democratic Chair Prieto all extend endorsement

From the desk of Freeholder candidate Phil Cohen:


Phil Cohen today announced his candidacy for 5th District Freeholder in the June 3 democratic primary. An attorney who serves as a Commissioner on the Hoboken Zoning Board of Adjustment, Phil Cohen has a long history of active involvement in local civic affairs. Cohen has served as a Vice Chair of the Hoboken Democratic Party and a member of the Hoboken Planning Board. He is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the United Synagogue of Hoboken, the past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Stevens Cooperative School, and a recipient of the Corporate Leadership Award from the Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation.

Phil Cohen said, “I am running for Freeholder to bring greater cost-effectiveness and fiscal responsibility to county government. I have seen first hand the real difference Mayor Zimmer’s fiscal reforms have made here in Hoboken and I have also seen the positive changes Mayor Fulop is making in Jersey City. As Freeholder, I will employ a similar approach.”

Phil Cohen said, “I am a strong supporter of workers’ rights and protecting the middle class, including the recent successful effort to raise the State’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.25.” Phil Cohen went on to say. “I will be a strong voice for Hoboken and Jersey City on the Freeholder Board.” Cohen noted that he was proud to be running on the County's Democratic line with Senator Booker and Congressman Sires, and pledged an active, grassroots campaign.

Mayor Dawn Zimmer said “I’ve known Phil Cohen for many years and his service to our community has been exemplary. He will fight for the residents of our district to make sure that our voices are heard and we are treated fairly. I am proud to support Phil, and know that he will work hard for our district.”

Mayor Fulop said “Phil Cohen has the kind of commitment to good government that we desperately need in County Government. His experience as an engaged municipal leader will make him an enormous asset to our County. I strongly support his candidacy for Freeholder.”

“Phil Cohen is a strong candidate to serve the Fifth District and Hudson County,” said HCDO Chairman Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto. “I am proud to join Mayor Zimmer and Mayor Fulop in supporting Phil and his Freeholder campaign for the upcoming June primary.”

Hudson County’s 5th Freeholder District includes all of Hoboken and a portion of Jersey City.