Old Bridge Attorney Seeks GOP Nomination in CD-6

anthony-wilkinson-photo-greyAnthony Wilkinson, 48, of Old Bridge, will compete with Hari Eppanapally for the Republican nomination to represent the 6th Congressional District on Saturday, March 22 when the Middlesex and Monmouth County Republican organizations convene separately to nominate their candidates.

Wilkinson, the married father of two children, 26 and 17, is a partner at CoffyLaw, an Intellectual Property and Business Law firm in Freehold.

A Michigan native, Wilkinson moved to New Jersey in 1990 upon his graduation from Yale Law School where he was an editor of the Yale Law and Policy Review, a director of the Yale Moot Court of Appeals, and a founding director of the Yale Civil Rights Law Association.  He received a undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan in 1986.

Wilkinson started his legal career as a Judicial Law Clerk for Chief Justice Robert N. Wilentz of the New Jersey Supreme Court before moving on to the elite Dewey Ballantine where he was an associate in the project finance group. In 1993, Wilkinson left the practice of law to embark on a career as a high school teacher.

In 2007, Wilkinson returned to the practice of business law as an Associate at Wilentz, Goldman and Spitzer where he practiced until joining CoffyLaw last month. He serves as an Educational Consultant to the Seton Hall University Academy for Urban Transformation, an Adjunct Professor of Business Law at Pillar College and as a Volunteer Teacher at the Monmouth Worship Center in Marlboro.

Wilkinson has not previously sought elected office. He told MMM that he has never contributed to a Democratic congressional or presidential candidate. He was recently appointed to the Old Bridge Township Ethics Board.

Wilkinson bested Eppanapally before the Middlesex GOP Screening Committee last week, 20 votes to 11.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2014 Congressional Races, Anthony Wilkinson | Tags: , , , , | 10 Comments »

10 Comments on “Old Bridge Attorney Seeks GOP Nomination in CD-6”

  1. I love it. said at 9:35 am on March 17th, 2014:

    I love that guys that the usual crowd have never heard of (and surely “aren’t conservative enough”) are the only ones willing to put their names on the line. The only thing better is that these guys once again prove that the “deep bench” of Monmouth County Republicans just doesn’t exist and as I’ve said before, we have nothing but a bunch of small town wonders patting themselves on the back around here.

    From a neighboring district in these great United States of America, godspeed Mr. Wilkinson.

  2. Monmouth Girl said at 10:02 am on March 17th, 2014:

    “Deep Bench” – what deep bench?

    Besides Middlesex needs to step up – they are 60% of the district

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  4. Middletowner said at 11:03 am on March 17th, 2014:

    The seat is so Safe Dem that noone with even remote connections to politics would want to run

  5. Met the man, said at 2:49 pm on March 17th, 2014:

    seems bright and enthusiastic- I say good for him, better to have someone from Middlesex, and wish him the best of luck!

  6. The Bayshore Bulldog said at 9:40 pm on March 17th, 2014:

    Who recruited this guy? Has he been vetted by the Tea Party? Has he met with ordinary citizens and patriots who belong to local Tea Party groups and answered their questions? Does he understand the Constitution? I don’t know but if the local GOP doesn’t come up with an acceptable candidate I’ll vote third party or write-in Anna Little for Congress.

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  9. In Middlesex Hell said at 7:05 am on April 3rd, 2014:

    No he didn’t reach out to Middlesex Tea Party. Don’t know if any Monmouth tea parties were acknowledged either. As for Constitutional principles it doesn’t bode well that he attended lefty hotbed Yale University, or worked in Sayreville school district or worked for Ro ert Wilentz and his private firm. Wilentz’s Supreme Court is responsible for at least part of the mess NJ is in….how much of Wilentz viewpoint did Mr Wilkinson agree with to get and keep his jobs? http://www.nytimes.com/1996/07/24/nyregion/robert-wilentz-69-new-jersey-chief-justice-dies-court-aided-women-and-the-poor.html

  10. In Middlesex Hell said at 7:08 am on April 3rd, 2014:

    Chief Justice Wilentz wrote Mount Laurel II.