The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 today endorsed incumbent Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer.
“Last year, Hurricane Sandy highlighted the critical need for new approaches to help eradicate the flooding problems that face many parts of the city,” said Local 825 business manager Greg Lalevee. “Her commitment to tackle this problem with a multi-faceted plan that includes flood barriers and breaks will help protect residents and businesses from this worsening threat,” Lalevee said.
Zimmer is running for re-election against Assemblyman Ruben Ramos (D-33) and Councilman Tim Occhippinti.
Lalevee said Zimmer came into office with a government in crisis, and worked to stabilize the city and lead it through a difficult period.
Local 825 is headquartered in Springfield, N.J., and represents more than 6,500 operating engineers throughout New Jersey and five counties of lower New York: Rockland, Orange, Ulster, Sullivan and Delaware. Its members operate heavy-equipment – such as cranes, bulldozers, graders, pavers, pile drivers, backhoes and loaders – to execute large construction tasks and earthworks operations.