Friday, June 21, 2019
On Monday, the jury in the federal trial of Frank Raia will hear closing arguments and begin deliberations in his alleged Vote by Mail bribery scheme.
Regardless of their decision, it's the end of an era in Hoboken.
Councilman Mike DeFusco today announced David Gracin will serve as the campaign manager for his 2019 City Council re-election. Gracin is a seasoned Democratic political operative who served as the field director during Councilman DeFusco’s 2017 mayoral run. Ray Ferraioli, one of New Jersey’s top Democratic fundraisers, will lead fundraising efforts.
Also rejoining Councilman DeFusco’s campaign team is Vision Media Marketing Inc., whose clients include the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, the Hudson County Democratic Organization, State Senator and North Bergen Mayor Nick Sacco and Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise. Vice President Phil Swibinski will serve as a consultant and strategist and Caitlin Mota will serve as Councilman DeFusco’s campaign spokeswoman.
“Serving as Hoboken’s First Ward Councilman for the past four years has been both a privilege and honor,” said Councilman DeFusco. “I’m excited that my core team from the mayoral campaign will be joining me again this year to continue the push to bring new energy and new ideas to Hoboken. David is a well respected campaign professional who has successfully elevated candidates across the country into public service. Our entire team shares my commitment to good government and I’m confident with their support and guidance we will continue to build a better Hoboken.”