Hoboken mayoral candidate Ravi Bhalla unveils council slate

first_img× HOBOKEN — Hoboken mayoral candidate and Councilman Ravi Bhalla announced his slate of at-large council candidates Wednesday July 12.“Councilman Jim Doyle, Emily Ball Jabbour and John Allen are joining Bhalla in his fight to keep Hoboken moving forward,” states the press release.“Together, Jim Doyle, Emily Ball Jabbour and John Allen combine proven experience with new ideas and energy,” states Bhalla in the release. “That’s the right combination to keep Hoboken moving forward.”Doyle was elected to the council in 2013. He serves as Chair of the Masterplan/Zoning Ordinance Committee. He is an environmental attorney with more than 29 years of experience, working for both the US Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice.Jabbour is a senior social science research analyst for the Administration for Children and Families, part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. According to the press release she also founded the Hudson County Chapter for the national grassroots organization Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. In this capacity, Jabbour has worked with local law enforcement to distribute gun safety materials across Hudson County and provide 200 gun locks to the Hoboken Police Department for distribution. Jabbour has also served as the HOPES Liaison for the Brandt Parent Consortium for the 2016 to 2017 school year.Allen is an attorney at the law firm of Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP, where he specializes in the representation of governmental bodies, including boards of education and municipalities. He serves as a Hoboken Democratic Committeeman and is on the Board of Directors of Easter Seals New Jersey, a charitable organization dedicated to empowering individuals with disabilities. “Jim Doyle has been an outstanding and invaluable member of the City Council with an impressive record of accomplishment,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer in the press release. “Emily Jabbour and John Allen bring the skills, smarts and fresh approaches we need. They will be great additions to the Council.”last_img read more