Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tiffanie Fisher extends thanks for public showing at second ward kickoff

From the Tiffanie Fisher Hoboken 2nd ward council campaign:

Tiffanie Fisher City Council bid launch event draws over 65 supporters

Attendees included Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer and City Council President Ravinder Singh Bhalla

Hoboken, NJ – Tiffanie Fisher announced today that she drew over 65 supporters to her campaign kickoff event on September 17. In attendance were Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer and Hoboken City Council President Ravinder Singh Bhalla. Tiffanie is running for Hoboken City Council representing the 2nd Ward.

In a statement after the event, Bhalla said “Proud to support Tiffanie Fisher for 2nd Ward City Council - kickoff was a hit!” This follows his comments on September 12, expressing support for Tiffanie’s campaign: “As a former 2nd Ward resident, I have known Tiffanie for years. She has a solid track record of community service and leadership in the 2nd Ward, which desperately needs real representation. Tiffanie is intelligent, thoughtful and committed to the best interests of our community in Hoboken.” 

In remarks made at the event, Tiffanie thanked those who helped her make her decision to run, including Zimmer, Bhalla and her 2nd ward neighbors with whom she has already been working on important issues facing Hoboken, including irresponsible development and pedestrian safety. 

Reiterating her commitment to Hoboken and why she is running for City Council, Tiffanie said: “The public should never be the underdog. Residents should have a strong voice in important issues. That’s why I led the fights against the Applied Company’s proposed Monarch at Shipyard project and for the installation of the stop sign at the intersection of 15th and Bloomfield Streets. I believe in actively engaging with, informing and advocating on behalf of the residents of Hoboken’s 2nd Ward on the issues that matter most.  I am committed to continuing to work to ensure that Hoboken remains a great place for my neighbors to call their home.”  

Elections for Hoboken City Council will be held November 3. 2015. Tiffanie is 1E on the ballot.

About Tiffanie Fisher
Tiffanie Fisher, a resident of Hoboken since 1994, has more than 22 years of finance, real estate and management experience. Most recently she was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Brixmor Property Group. In that role, Tiffanie led the retail property company in a turnaround that took the highly leveraged, operationally and financially complex company from near bankruptcy to a stable, well-capitalized and streamlined organization positioned for an initial public offering. Tiffanie has held operations and finance roles in the real estate divisions of investment banks Morgan Stanley and UBS, and at real estate companies Vornado Realty Trust and Wilmorite. 

Tiffanie has a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from SUNY at Buffalo and a master’s of business administration from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. She moved to Hoboken in 1994 and into the second ward in 2000. She lives in the Hudson Tea Building where she has been on the Board of the condominium association since she was elected by her peers in 2008, she was re-elected three subsequent times, and took over as Board President in 2011. In addition, Tiffanie recently became a volunteer for Hudson County Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), a non-profit organization which recruits and trains community volunteers to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children in foster care.

To learn more, visit Hoboken2ndWard.com

Reach Higher Kickoff: Candidate comments on the 2-4-6 ballot

Here is a brief video from the Reach Higher Campaign Kickoff on Sunday.

The introduction is by Ruthy Tyroler who is completing her two terms of service as an unpaid BoE trustee.

The candidates addressing the audience at Hot House are BoE trustee Tom Kleupfel who is running for a second three year term and his running mates, Sheillah Dallara and Addys Velez.

Talking Ed Note: It's unclear at this time if the Reach Higher team will face an opposing slate. If one emerges, it will likely be led by first time BoE candidate Brittany Montgomery who was a council at-large candidate with Frank "Pupie" Raia in 2013.

For more on Reach Higher, see their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ReachHigherHoboken/

Sign of the Times: NJ Assembly candidate Annette Chaparro and friends at Mills Tavern

The bite of the fall season enters the frame across the Mile Square and with it the full election season starring NJ Assembly candidate Annette Chaparro and a host of local political star power.

NJ Assembly candidate Annette Chaparro (l) strikes a pose with Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer (c) and from left first ward City Council candidate Michael DeFusco, Fifth Ward Councilman Peter Cunningham and fourth ward City Council candidate Dana Wefer.