Hoboken mayoral candidate calls out opponent’s supposed lack of disclosure

first_img ×Councilman Michael DeFusco HOBOKEN – Michael DeFusco’s campaign has charged that Hudson County Freeholder and mayoral candidate Anthony Romano “has seemingly again violated campaign finance reporting laws by failing to file the mandatory 29 Day Pre-Election report with the state Election Law Enforcement Commission for either his mayoral or Freeholder campaigns.” “This latest example of Anthony Romano ignoring campaign finance law and denying Hoboken voters the right to see who is funding his campaigns is simply outrageous and should be disqualifying for his candidacy,” said DeFusco in a press release.“Team Romano is in full compliance with election law,” said Romano’s Campaign Manager Pablo Fonseca. “We will continue to focus our campaign on policies and issues relevant to the voters and residents of Hoboken. We have filed our elect reports on time for Romano for Mayor as well as Team Romano.”According to ELEC filings reviewed by The Hoboken Reporter it appears Romano hasn’t submitted his 29-Day Pre-Election report for his mayoral campaign but he has submitted a report for the joint candidate committee he is sharing with his council slate. It shows a closing balance of just over $2,000 and it does not include disbursement information.“I can’t control ELEC and what they post and what they don’t post,” said Fonseca. “Sometimes Election Enforcement posts things very quickly and sometimes they don’t.” Councilman Michael DeFuscolast_img read more