Today, Greensboro Councilman Tony Wilkins announced his endorsement of Rockingham County District Attorney Phil Berger for Congress. "Phil Berger is the best choice for District 6. Berger is the conservative we can count on," said Wilkins. "Phil is a fighter who will stand up for conservative values, both fiscal and social. He’s a man of honor who truly represents the values of the Republican Party in North Carolina."
Wilkins was appointed to the Greensboro City Council in 2012 and elected to his first full term in 2013. He represents District 5. He served four years as War Memorial Commissioner and two years as Executive Director of the Guilford County GOP.
Phil Berger said, “Tony’s endorsement in this race for Congress means a great deal to me. He is the most conservative member of the Council and always votes to protect the taxpayer. I am proud to have the support of someone like Tony Wilkins."
ABOUT PHIL BERGER
Phil Berger, Jr. has worked everyday for the past seven years to protect his community as the District Attorney of Rockingham County. As one of North Carolina's leading prosecutors, Phil Berger has kept his promise to uphold and defend the law, to stand up for victims and families, and to prosecute criminals to the fullest extent of the law, instead of cutting deals. Berger has helped to establish the first charter high school in Rockingham County and the new Providence Charter High School will open in August 2014.
Berger graduated from John M. Morehead High School, earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and his Law degree from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. Berger and his wife Jodie, a public school teacher, have two sons, Philip III and Will. Their commitment to faith and family has led Phil to be a leading voice for the North Carolina Marriage Protection Amendment. The family attends Osborne Baptist Church in Eden.