Councilwomen Giattino and Fisher React to Cunningham Decision Not to Seek New Term, Praise Longtime Colleague
HOBOKEN, NJ — Hoboken 5th Ward City Council member Peter Cunningham has announced that he will not be seeking re-election this November following three terms on the City Council. Councilwomen Tiffanie Fisher and Jen Giattino, both longtime colleagues and friends of Councilman Cunningham, praised him as a strong, independent voice on the council who has advocated for efficiency, competence and transparency in city government.
“I first met Peter in 2009, when he was organizing the uptown farmers market and he was the first person to encourage me to run for city council in 2011,” said Councilwoman Jen Giattino. Peter was a true reformer, who was the mastermind behind getting the city’s finances in order. No matter the issue, Peter has always done what he believed was best for the city. It will be a great loss for Hoboken to no longer have his independent voice on the city council.”
Not only was Councilman Cunningham the first to suggest Giattino run in 2011, but he also joined others including then Mayor Dawn Zimmer to encourage Fisher to run in 2015.
“Peter has been the sage, the voice of reason on all decisions we have made on the Council,” said Councilwoman Tifannie Fisher. “At the core of his decision making, and what I respect most about his leadership, is his commitment to always doing what was best for Hoboken and his 5th Ward neighbors. Peter’s judgment and independent voice have had positive impacts on our community and will be missed. I will work hard to continue his legacy of reform, good government and unconditional commitment to Hoboken. I am grateful for his continuing friendship and support and wish he and his family all the best.”