Liz Urtecho has announced her candidacy for the upcoming City Council elections. The longtime, 30-year resident of the community believes that her passion for public service and her extensive experience in the private sector make her the ideal candidate to represent the people of the city.
“I am excited to announce that I am running to be elected as Hoboken’s 5th Ward Councilwoman in November.” Says Urtecho, “Many of my 5th Ward neighbors have approached me desperate for new leadership who will listen and better address their concerns about issues such as increased development, pedestrian safety, the need to invest in our schools and rising taxes. It’s been with their overwhelming support that I have decided to run for City Council.”
A wife and mother of four, Urtecho has an impressive background in business and finance. She has become a prominent community advocate, most recently, fighting for the responsible rollout of cannabis dispensaries in Hoboken and is a founder of the nonprofit, Hoboken for Responsible Cannabis, Inc.
“Liz is a person of enormous integrity, who will add a breath of fresh air to our Council; an independent, community-minded public servant who is entirely motivated by doing what is right for her neighbors,” says 5th Ward residents Deb Jacobus and Bob Conrad. “It is time to begin changing the fabric and character of our Council – and we believe Liz Urtecho will be an essential first step in that direction.”
“Liz is a dedicated community leader, who is a trusted neighbor. She will bring a much needed common sense approach to all legislative matters for the diverse needs of the 5th Ward,” says former 5th Ward Councilman, Peter Cunningham. “As already proven, Liz will ask the right questions in order to get to the best solutions. She will work hard and be a strong voice for the 5th Ward in City Hall.”
“I am honored to have the opportunity to run for City Council and to serve the people of our community,” said Urtecho. “I look forward to meeting with voters and hearing their ideas and concerns, and to working together to make our city an even better place to live, work, and raise a family.”
Liz Urtecho for Hoboken City Council will host a campaign kick-off fundraiser on March 9, 2023, at 7 p.m. at the Kolo Klub. To learn more about Liz and ways to support her candidacy, go to her campaign website, www.lizurtecho.com.