Hoboken may get its first openly gay, or Sikh or Latino mayor (via NJ.com)

Mike DeFusco via NJcom

On Saturday, we saw the worst of our city and its politics, with a disgusting, racist flier aimed at one of my opponents and illegally put out in my name. That's not what Hoboken is about, but this is -- the most diverse field of candidates in our city's history. I'm proud to be among those working to break down a barrier on Tuesday.

‘Lackawanna Market’ in Hoboken Could Emerge in 2018 - via Jersey Digs

Mike DeFusco’s plan calls for three distinct areas in the 100,000-square foot facility – railside, harborside and what he dubs a “grand hall” on the building’s second floor. In the short term, he says he has helped secure a commitment from the terminal’s operator for an outdoor French-inspired marketplace at Warrington Plaza, which is being planned with the goal of opening in Spring 2018.

Prominent Hudson County Trade Unions endorse DeFusco for Mayor, including IBEW, Sprinkler Fitters, Pipefitters, Plumbers & Painters locals and more

The campaign of Michael DeFusco for Mayor is pleased to announce it has received the endorsement of several prominent Hudson County trade unions, including the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 164, Sprinkler Fitters Local 696, Pipefitters Local 274, Plumbers Local 24, Bricklayers Local 4 and Painters, Tapers and Glazers Local 711. Together, the trade unions represent thousands of working men and women throughout Hudson County.

Mike DeFusco for Mayor

“I am honored and grateful to have the endorsement of these union leaders who collectively represent thousands of working men and women in Hoboken, in Hudson County and beyond,” said DeFusco. "I believe in bringing new energy and new ideas to Hoboken, like updating our outdated zoning laws to allow innovative economic development. This would provide more union construction jobs, but it would also make our city more vibrant and create a space for innovative new businesses like urban wineries, coffee roasters and tech co-working spaces to thrive, diversifying the tax base and reducing the burden on residential taxpayers. I'm excited to see these labor leaders agreeing with this vision and supporting our campaign."

Union leaders present at the endorsement event included Hudson County Building Trades President and Plumbers Local 24 Business Agent Patrick Kelleher, IBEW Local 164 Business Manager/Financial Secretary Dan Gumble, Sprinkler Fitters Local 696 Business Manager Kevin Bellew, and several other labor leaders.

Little Hoboken interviews Mike DeFusco

Mike DeFusco for Mayor

Read the full interview via Little Hoboken:

"Like many of you, we at Little Hoboken are a bit overwhelmed with this mayoral election. There are quite a few candidates, and each have some good ideas. In order to understand each candidate, their platform and get a better idea of their plans for Hoboken, we sent each candidate some questions.

It is important to note that we sent the exact same questions to every single candidate. Each response is in their own words and has not been edited at all. "

Hudson County Review Live

Hoboken 1st Ward Councilman Mike DeFusco talks about when he decided he was running for mayor, his stance on development, his relationship with state Senator/North Bergen Mayor Nick Sacco and much more.

blogcast: "Talk on the hudson"

Listen as host Fernando Uribe and Mike DeFusco discuss the important issues facing Hoboken right now, the Mayoral campaign in the Mile Square City and why it's more essential than ever that you vote on November 7th.

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The InsiderNJ Interview

"DeFusco - he’s the visionary in the four-person contest – driven by a desire to see the city reach beyond contentment [with the status quo]."

Assemblyman Reed Gusciora Endorses Mike Defusco For Hoboken Mayor

Today the campaign of Michael DeFusco for Hoboken Mayor announced the endorsement of Veteran Democratic Assemblyman Reed Gusciora.

“Mike DeFusco has proven himself to be a progressive and dedicated public servant who goes out of his way to engage with the community to get things done,” Gusciora stated. “His vision and determination make him an ideal choice for Mayor of Hoboken for all of its residents .”

"I'm extremely proud to have the endorsement of Assemblyman Reed Gusciora as I run for Mayor of Hoboken, as I did when I ran for council in 2015,” said DeFusco. “His stand this weekend against Governor Christie's closed-door sessions in the face of the state government shutdown is just the latest page in his long record of standing up for transparency and civil rights. His brand of leadership is one we should all aspire to, and I thank him deeply for his support and his guidance."

In the News

Mike DeFusco Inside NJ for Mayor

Mike DeFusco, pictured here at a recent event, is running for Mayor of Hoboken to ensure a better future for the town. Read more about his plan and vision!

In the News

Via NJ.com, Mike DeFusco is highlighted for his solid organization and ardent supporters above other Mayoral candidates.

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Mike DeFusco Inside NJ

Read about Mike DeFusco's vision for Hoboken in the InsideNJ.com article.

Michael Flett to run for council on DeFusco ticket

"I'm proud to support Michael Flett for City Council, and excited to welcome him as the first member of my council slate.  Michael has a proven track record with financial management, but he’s also invested in Hoboken.  He chose to raise his family here, has based his business here, and has stood up for his neighbors as a steering committee member of the Hudson Street Alliance.  His blend of experience and forward thinking is exactly what we need right now on the City Council.” ~Michael DeFusco