Hoboken Mayor Tom Vezzetti

Thomas Vezzetti was the 33rd mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey, and served as mayor from 1985 to 1988.

In the 1985 Hoboken mayoral election, Thomas Vezzetti narrowly defeated Steve Cappiello, who had been the mayor of Hoboken since 1973. Vezzetti got 6,990 votes and Cappiello got 6,647 votes in the 1985 election, which put Vezzetti in the mayor's office.  Vezzetti's slim 353 vote margin was enough to put him in the Mayor"s office.

The New York Daily News called Vezzetti "The Wackiest Mayor in America" because of the odd things he did, like reporting a car stolen that ended up exactly where he had last parked it two months earlier.

Vezetti was known for eccentric behavior such as wearing mismatched shoes, and carrying all his belongings in two paper bags.

On March 2, 1988, Vezzetti suffered from a heart attack and died. Patrick Pasculli succeeded him as the Mayor of Hoboken. A street is named after Vezzetti, which runs parallel to Observer Highway.


Comments (1)

Lou Skum
Said this on 2-24-2011 At 10:22 pm
<p>Tom was the greatest Mayor of our time. &nbsp;He was " Always a pleasure"</p>

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