Tony Wilkins is running for the District 6 Guilford County Commissioner seat.
Wilkins brought a meaningful level of transparency to the War Memorial Commission by blogging about its proceedings as a member. He tells me he expects to do the same for County government, "If I’m fortunate enough to get elected."
Press release after the jump.
Tony Wilkins files to run for Guilford County Commissioner District 6
Today, Tony Wilkins joined two fine conservative candidates in an effort to represent residents of the newly formed District 6 in Guilford County. The candidates will face a May 8th primary.
Wilkins stated, “I believe the three candidates in this Republican primary will be a fine example of how opponents can run a cordial and positive campaign. I will treat these gentlemen with the admiration and respect they deserve while pointing out differences between us”.
Wilkins states the following:
- I am the only candidate who was born in High Point and has lived my entire life of 53 years in Guilford County. Being employed by the High Point Furniture Market for nearly a decade, I know how important the market is to our economy.
- In advocating for small businesses, I am the only candidate who has run a successful furniture business for the past 30 years in Guilford County. I understand how current economic conditions impact small businesses, which are the backbone of our community.
- I am the only candidate who has participated in local Republican politics for the past 6 years including serving as Executive Director of the Guilford County GOP for two years. I have established relationships with elected leaders, which would serve me well in the position of County Commissioner. I currently serve on the War Memorial Commission.
The layout of the new District 6 includes High Point, Jamestown, and Greensboro, which are large contributors to the Guilford County budget. Wilkins will make sure the three municipalities will be well represented. He pledges to work tirelessly for jobs, economic growth, and public safety.
Wilkins’ wife, Krista, is president of the Pilot Elementary PTA where their two children attend.