ONE HOBOKEN

for 2013 Mayor & City Council

ONE HOBOKEN

for 2013 Mayor & City Council

Meet The Team
Proven Leaders for Honest, Open Government
Tim Occhipinti
for Mayor - Vote 1J
Tim OcchipintiTim Occhipinti has Hoboken in his heart and soul - and as an advocate for improved city services, safer streets, and responsible government spending, Tim always makes looking out for others his first priority. In 2009, Tim founded Hoboken Volunteers, a non-profit organization where local residents connect with organizations, foundations and groups requiring volunteer assistance. And in 2010, he beat a 25-year political machine candidate to become elected Hoboken's Fourth Ward Councilman. Since taking office, Tim has focused on improving quality of life for all Hoboken residents.
  • Tim's budget amendment saved Hoboken taxpayers $1 million this year.
  • Tim championed the reopening of Jackson Street Park and Jefferson Street Park
  • Tim led the charge for the revitalization of Mama Johnson Field.
  • Tim spearheaded a donation drive for Moore, Oklahoma residents displaced from the tornados; a pay-it-forward "Train of Hope" from Louisiana which enabled Katrina victims to help local Sandy victims, and a recent collaborative fundraiser with Hotel Victor for the rebuilding of Seaside Boardwalk – all in just the past year.
A graduate of the University of Virginia where he majored in Government, Tim has worked for the past decade as an Application Support Analyst at an asset management company; he is the only candidate for Mayor with real private sector experience. As Mayor of Hoboken, Tim will continue to uphold his commitment to the residents and to unify the city. "Anyone who has ever visited Hoboken knows what an amazing city it is. Whether you were lucky enough to be born here or smart enough to move here, it's time to come together as One Hoboken and end this tale of two cities."
Frank Raia
for City Council - Vote 5K
Frank Raia Frank Raia is a noted builder in both Hoboken and the state of New Jersey, a veteran in the field of Education, a pioneer of citywide programming and a highly regarded philanthropist. Having spent 62 years in the city of Hoboken, being both born and raised in town; Raia has managed to balance roles including two terms on the Board of Education, 30 years of service and a current chairmanship for HOPES CAP Inc. (a social and educational non-profit), 22 years of service and a current chairmanship for the North Hudson Sewerage Authority, and board member of HoLa Dual Language Charter School. On top of this, Raia built 500 units of affordable housing in New Jersey (115 units right here in Hoboken) and was responsible for bringing both ShopRite and Clearview Cinemas to town. Raia owned a textile business at the now Hudson Tea buildings. Combining guttural instinct with risk willingness, Raia mastered the art of real estate – and never stopped giving back to his community. From implementing senior citizen programming, to delivering free infant care at HOPES, to paving the way for building the first wet weather pump; Raia has been instrumental in it all, putting people first.
Britney Montgomery-Cook
for City Council - Vote 7K
Britney Montgomery-Cook Even though Britney Montgomery-Cook is a relative newcomer to Hoboken, she has a long legacy in Hoboken that precedes her. Her paternal great grandparents came to the United States, married at Our Lady of Grace and began a family here in Hoboken. Her grandfather, Matthew Montgomery, 86, was born right on 6th Street. Britney is a Special Education teacher in New York City and earned a dual Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education and Literacy at New York University. She has participated in the People to People Student Ambassador program, a student learning travel summer program, even taking a few children from Hoboken. The program began with President Eisenhower to give students an opportunity to experience other cultures and gain awareness that would impact them. Her non-profit experience with Urban Arts Partnership linked movie-making with the Social Studies curriculum. Eventually, Britney was able to turnkey the program and became a "teaching artist." She knows the importance of making sure a community can help children excel and achieve their dreams. On the Hoboken City Council, Britney will work to increase open space and expand recreational programs for residents. Britney is also an elected member of the Hoboken Democratic Committee and an active member of Cross Fit. Finally, Britney is "also the mother of a 4-year-old English bulldog named Griffin, a fixture in the dog parks with tons of human and four-legged friends from neighbors to business owners," – a fact she is very proud of.
Peter Biancamano
for City Council - Vote 6K
Peter BiancamanoPeter Biancamano is a lifelong resident of Hoboken and the youngest elected member of the Hoboken Board of Education. Being the son of Washington Street small business owners (M & P Biancamano, the uptown deli which received the "Best Mozzarella" award at Hoboken's Annual Mutzfest), Peter learned how to work hard from a young age. Peter graduated with a double major in 2008 and a Master's Degree in Strategic Communications from Seton Hall University in 2010. He immediately began working as a producer for MSNBC. On the Board of Education, he has worked to make sure taxpayers' money always makes it into the classrooms. He is also a four-term elected member of the Hoboken Democratic Committee. Like many Hoboken residents, Peter is saddened by the constant closing of businesses along Washington Street and is eager to work to revitalize Hoboken's business community. Peter's experience within local business has taught him that there is no such thing as an "old Hoboken" and a "new Hoboken," but rather, One Hoboken, a unified community of people who love this town. On the Hoboken City Council, Peter will be a proponent of responsible spending as well as an advocate for Hoboken's business community. Peter represents the philosophical and generational change that is needed to keep Hoboken moving forward.