The Atlantic County Democratic Party today announced that labor leader Joe Wilkins will replace Joe Kuehner as an Assembly candidate in district 2.
Wilkins resigned yesterday as Assistant Labor Commissioner under the Corzine administration, a post he held since being appointed by Gov. McGreevey.
A lifelong Atlantic County resident, Wilkins is a retired United States Marine Corps reservist. He started his career at an entry level position as an apprentice with the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union 121 in 1956. He is the former Business Manager for Local Union 322.