Friday, January 16, 2015

Hoboken Republicans: Councilwoman Beth Mason must apologize

The Hoboken Republican Party announced:




This appears to be the first Hoboken group to publicly voice Councilwoman Beth Mason should make an apology and be held accountable due to her approximately 40K in fines for massive campaign violations.

Another Hoboken group, the People for Open Government who once counted Mason as a member publicly criticized her but the group thought defunct, is anonymously quoted in the paper last weekend and did not request Beth Mason make an apology.

The second ward has a strong voting base of registered Republicans and could be influential in the upcoming ward races this November.

News reported highlighted previously the fines assessed against the 2009 and 2011 Beth Mason campaigns and her husband Richard Mason of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz was included as he's named as her campaign treasurer.

Related: Councilwoman Beth Mason and Richard Mason were highlighted in the legal publication "Above the Law" for their campaign fines and reported here.

Additional troublesome issues in Beth Mason's campaign filings have been uncovered with suspected illicit payments to political operatives and reported here.

In June 2012, MSV reported other suspicious payments to Beth Mason political operatives through her 501(c)(3), the Mason Civic League.

When Beth Mason was questioned about these payments through the Beth Mason Civic League and making related public documents available, she said nothing of the issue and proceeded to announce a legal threat in a live City Council meeting. The SLAPP suit was filed against MSV and more than a dozen other Hoboken residents just over two weeks later in Hudson County Superior Court.