In Hoboken, 85-year-old ex-Mayor endorses Christie, and himself

Nearly a quarter century after being voted out of office, 85-year-old Steve Cappiello says he might enter the 2009 race for Mayor of Hoboken – and the lifelong Hudson County Democrat has endorsed Christopher Christie for Governor. Cappiello was a Hoboken Councilman from 1963 to 1973, and the Mayor from 1973 until he lost his bid for re-election in 1985, by 343 votes, to Thomas Vezzetti. He also lost his bid for re-election to the Hudson County Board of Freeholders in 1984 to Republican Roger Dorian– one of two Democrats to lose a countywide race in Hudson since 1956.

Cappiello has outlived the man who beat him by 21 years; Vezzetti died of a heart attack in 1988 at age 59. In 2007, Cappiello was arrested for drunk driving and leaving the scene of an accident. He lost his driver’s license for thirty days.

In Hoboken, 85-year-old ex-Mayor endorses Christie, and himself