Secaucus Represented in Hudson County’s Most Influential

The Hudson Reporter posted a list of the top 50 most influential “movers and shakers” in Hudson County over the weekend and Secaucus landed five names on the list, including a very unexpected mention for eSecaucus.

Secaucus mayor Michael Gonnelli was named the 34th most influential person in Hudson County by the Hudson Reporter.

According to the Reporter, the list includes “influential movers and shakers of Hudson County, from top political officials to local bloggers and activists. Encompassing a breadth of categories from politics to the arts, the individuals yield tremendous influence in different ways.”

State senator Nicholas Sacco topped the list and the highest-ranking Secaucus presence was the law firm of Chasan Leyner Lamparello, which placed 20th. The firm is located on Harmon Meadow Boulevard and represents a long list of municipalities (including Secaucus), school boards and large businesses.

Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli came in 34th and was highlighted for the measures taken following the mayor Elwell corruption scandal.

Hudson County’s internet community landed 40th in the poll and eSecaucus was named specifically along with JCList and Galaxyfacts.com.

Secaucus residents Pat DeFerrari and Joan Kashuba finished 46th in the poll after reviving the community theater CAST program in 2011.

Finally, Secaucus’ controversial superintendant of schools Cynthia Randina for securing the town a spot in Govenor Christie’s educator evaluation program. Randina’s reshaping of the Secaucus school system has met with much criticism, however, and has been a hot topic of debate in the eSecaucus comments.