Anthony S. Perry (Tony Perry) joined the Township Committee in 2017. He was re-elected to the Township Committee in November 2021 and 2024 marks his sixth consecutive year as mayor - the longest serving mayor in more than half a century. Having served together for four consecutive years, Mayor Perry and Deputy Mayor Rick Hibell are also the longest-serving mayor and deputy mayor leadership team in Middletown's history.
Prior to joining the Township Committee, Mayor Perry was a member of the Middletown Township Planning Board. He was also a Trustee of the Middletown Township Library Board.
After graduating from Temple University, Mayor Perry joined the Sandy Recovery Division of Governor Chris Christie's Office coordinating recovery efforts with FEMA, the Office of Emergency Management, the Department of Community Affairs and the Department of Environmental Protection. He also served as Chief of Staff to Senator Joseph M. Kyrillos from 2014-2018.
He lives in the Village section of Middletown with his wife Alannah and their children, Reagan, Grant, and Kennedy.