Zimmer sworn in as Hoboken's acting mayor

July 31, 2009 2:43:11 PM PDT
Hoboken has an acting mayor. City Council President Dawn Zimmer was sworn in Friday after Peter Cammarano III resigned in the wake of federal corruption charges.

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    Zimmer, who lost the June 10 runoff election to Cammarano by 161 votes, said Gov. Corzine called her Friday morning and wished her luck.

    "I am committed to open, honest government and to set a new direction for Hoboken," she said.

    A special election will be held in November to fill the remainder of Cammarano's term; Zimmer said she plans to run for it.

    Cammarano was Hoboken's youngest mayor. He's accused of accepting $25,000 in bribes in exchange for help on a purported high-rise building project in the city.

    In his resignation letter, Cammarano reiterated his innocence and said he still intends to fight the charges.

    The 32-year-old apologized to residents "for the disruption and disappointment" the corruption case has caused.


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