Report: Lenz becomes new Hoboken 4th Ward councilmember

Former Hoboken chief financial officer Michael Lenz by a 4-3-1 vote last night assumed the oath of office to succeed Mayor Dawn Zimmer as the 4th Ward councilmember, according to Hoboken Now.

Lenz served as Zimmer's main political strategist and adviser during the several cycles in which Zimmer pursued public office, including her successful 2007 4th Ward council race and her 2009 mayoral runs.

Zimmer held onto her council seat while serving as acting mayor after the meltdown of Peter Cammarano and until the Nov. 3rd special election for mayor, which she won decisively.

Her allies, Councilman Ravi Bhalla, Councilwoman Carol Marsh, Councilman David Mello and Councilman Peter Cunningham voted in favor of Lenz lastnight.Councilman Nino Giacchi, Councilwoman Terry Castellano, and Councilman Michael Russo voted against him.

Councilwoman Beth Mason abstained.

Report: Lenz becomes new Hoboken 4th Ward councilmember