My name is Joshua Weiner, and I am running for the honor of serving you as a member of the Randolph Township Council. I have been married to my wonderful wife Carrie for 13 years, and have two children, Corrine (10) and Gavin (7), both of whom attend Fernbrook Elementary School. I am an attorney and head of the Labor and Employment Group at Coughlin Duffy, LLP, a law firm located in Morristown, New Jersey.
My appreciation for public service has its genesis from my college days as an undergraduate at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. As a student of the Honors Program, I had a heavy course load skewed heavily toward my chosen major of Biochemistry. At the time, I desired to become a medical doctor and had little interest in law or politics. However, my roommate, an incredibly brilliant man from Washington, D.C., implored me to run as a class representative in the Rutgers College Governing Association (“RCGA”). After much discussion, I decided to run, winning the election in my first attempt.
Enjoying my term as a representative, during which time I was able to assist my class on multiple fronts, I made the decision to run for Vice President. I was fortunate to win that election as well, and spent a year serving on the RCGA’s executive board. It was during this time that my roommate and I founded a student body lobbying organization with the intended purpose of representing students on a university-wide basis lobbying the legislature in Trenton. I then finished out my tenure on the RCGA as a student representative and the executive board's Parliamentarian.
My time in student government gave rise in me a newly founded passion for public service. It also led me to law school and a professional career dedicated to serving the law to protect and defend others. Marriage, parenthood, and my growing legal practice temporarily held in abeyance a career in public service. Yet the time is now right, and I hope my election as your Council member is the beginning of a long career serving the residents of Randolph.
Please vote for me, Joshua Weiner, as your next Randolph Township Council member.