I’m Mitchell Cobert, and I’m exploring a run for Congress in New Jersey’s 11th District. I am a local Morristown lawyer that never cared much for publicity or glamour. But I believe the people in our District need a proven advocate who will put their actual needs ahead of partisan rhetoric. As a Morristown resident since 1982, I have long been active in community and civic events. My work helped establish the Morristown Partnership, which supports our local businesses and our vibrant community. As a former prosecutor and a past president of the Morris County Bar Association, I have spent decades representing the victims of securities fraud, the elderly and infirm, as well as others.

Congressman Frelinghuysen voted with President Trump 97.6% of the time, including votes to repeal Obamacare and to weaken environmental protection. That lock-step approach is unacceptable and doesn’t reflect the multifaceted needs of our community. I have long fought powerful business interests for my clients, and won. I’d like to do the same for the people of the 11th District.

My message to you: 

  • On the Affordable Care Act: I strongly support the ACA and will act to preserve and improve it. Hundreds of thousands of New Jersey residents rely on this coverage, and would face harm if their coverage was rescinded. I will be an aggressive defender of and voice for Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is a vital and necessary provider of women’s health services that needs our support.
  • On the Environment: Congressman Frelinghuysen voted to block protections for clean water; prevent the Bureau of Land Management from implementing updated fracking regulations, and allow oil and gas production to be effectively subsidized on public lands. He also voted to block increased protections for streams from mining waste. Contrary to Congressman Frelinghuysen, I will actively support legislation to protect our environment and support the EPA in its efforts.
  • On Social Security: As far back as 2005 Congressman Frelinghuysen supported attempts to privatize social security. I opposed this at the time. We must rely on Social Security as a safety net, not a way for Wall Street to gamble with our future. I will continue to vigorously oppose the privatization of social security.
  • On Wall Street: As a prosecutor and attorney representing the victims of securities fraud, I understand Wall Street’s abuses. I strongly support reinstatement of legislation to separate ownership of broker-dealers and banks. I will continue to aggressively fight to protect the people who rely on Wall Street, not those who abuse our trust.

My approach is people oriented. The people in our District, whether Republican or Democrat, must work together to fashion ways to solve our common problems. As I have in the past, I will continue to represent victims of injustice. I will not be silent when to do so only aids special interests, bigotry and prejudice.

I need your help to reach my goal of $100,000 in pledges by October 1st. Please pledge your support either by donating or by endorsing my campaign. 


Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Mary Byrnes endorsed

    “Mitchell is the most honest, sincere and diligent person I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I have confidence that his common sense approach to governance would benefit the 11th District beyond measure. I fully support his campaign and his values!”

  • Alexandre Lebeaut endorsed

    “Mitch is advocating for the American values and American people that we should defend for us and our children !”

  • Lawrence Cohen endorsed

    “Mitch Cobert brings three key factors that would make him a sensational member of Congress. First, he is highly intelligent and a quick study of issues. Second, whatever issues he turns his attention to is done with a measure of competence. And finally, Mitch can be trusted. His integrity is beyond question.”

  • Tracey Kelly endorsed

    “Mitchell Cobert has been a 30 year confidant. His knowledge and advice has helped my family and community to success with many endeavors. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience and is not afraid to share it. Good luck”

  • stu sugarman endorsed

    “I support Mitchell Cobert. He is the most honest and sincere person I know, and I have known Mitchell since College”

  • Susan Stein endorsed

    “Mitchell Cobert is one of the smartest, most decent, ethical and compassionate people I know. I have known him all my life. There is no one I would trust more to make New Jersey and the country a better place!”

  • Florence Stein endorsed

    “I endorse Mitchell Cobert as a man of high integrity who always supported principles of good government. I have known Michell all of his life and I am proud to support him.”

  • jonathan cobert endorsed

    “I've known Mitchell for my entire life. My big brother is the smartest, most compassionate guy I know. He's the one everyone in the entire extended family calls when they need advice. He'll work tirelessly for his district, his state, and his country. He cares, and he knows how to get things done.”

  • Jennifer Smith endorsed

    “I've known Mitchell for about 15 years and always thought of him as a very intelligent man. With that, he is also understanding and great under pressure. Definitely, Cobert for Congress!”

  • Craig Smith endorsed

    “I've had the pleasure of knowing Mitchell for about 15 years. While my views are slightly biased (he's my father-in-law) I can say with certainty that he's got a rare combination of intelligence, humor and empathy. He's always genuine and perhaps his most impressive trait is his ability to make sound decisions--even in volatile situations, all the while keeping his cool. I'm fully confident he'd do a tremendous job representing his constituents like few others could.”

September 20, 2017

See Mitch at an event near you

This week has brought Mitch to a variety of public and private events. So far, the on-the-ground enthusiasm has been overwhelming. We are regularly sharing information about specific events on facebook. We will continue to do this so that interested members of the community can talk with him directly. We are also planning larger speaking events over the next few weeks in all four District 11 counties.

We have gained over $20,000 in pledges, and we are steadily making progress towards our goal of $100,000. We need more pledges now in order to show our campaign’s viability. Every contribution is greatly appreciated and will be used to grow our campaign operations.

A large number of people have expressed an interest in volunteering. We have set up a SurveyMonkey questionnaire for you to submit your information to us. We will be contacting volunteers over the next week to start talking about specific projects.

Thanks for your continued support,

Mitch & the team

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Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Mary Byrnes endorsed

    “Mitchell is the most honest, sincere and diligent person I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I have confidence that his common sense approach to governance would benefit the 11th District beyond measure. I fully support his campaign and his values!”

  • Natalka Lazirko Farrell endorsed

  • ida/hank maccarter endorsed

  • john fitzgerald endorsed

  • Alexandre Lebeaut endorsed

    “Mitch is advocating for the American values and American people that we should defend for us and our children !”

  • Lawrence Cohen endorsed

    “Mitch Cobert brings three key factors that would make him a sensational member of Congress. First, he is highly intelligent and a quick study of issues. Second, whatever issues he turns his attention to is done with a measure of competence. And finally, Mitch can be trusted. His integrity is beyond question.”

  • Tracey Kelly endorsed

    “Mitchell Cobert has been a 30 year confidant. His knowledge and advice has helped my family and community to success with many endeavors. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience and is not afraid to share it. Good luck”

  • stu sugarman endorsed

    “I support Mitchell Cobert. He is the most honest and sincere person I know, and I have known Mitchell since College”

  • Elizabeth and Chris Dupin endorsed

  • Susan Stein endorsed

    “Mitchell Cobert is one of the smartest, most decent, ethical and compassionate people I know. I have known him all my life. There is no one I would trust more to make New Jersey and the country a better place!”

  • Florence Stein endorsed

    “I endorse Mitchell Cobert as a man of high integrity who always supported principles of good government. I have known Michell all of his life and I am proud to support him.”

  • jonathan cobert endorsed

    “I've known Mitchell for my entire life. My big brother is the smartest, most compassionate guy I know. He's the one everyone in the entire extended family calls when they need advice. He'll work tirelessly for his district, his state, and his country. He cares, and he knows how to get things done.”

  • Jennifer Smith endorsed

    “I've known Mitchell for about 15 years and always thought of him as a very intelligent man. With that, he is also understanding and great under pressure. Definitely, Cobert for Congress!”

  • Craig Smith endorsed

    “I've had the pleasure of knowing Mitchell for about 15 years. While my views are slightly biased (he's my father-in-law) I can say with certainty that he's got a rare combination of intelligence, humor and empathy. He's always genuine and perhaps his most impressive trait is his ability to make sound decisions--even in volatile situations, all the while keeping his cool. I'm fully confident he'd do a tremendous job representing his constituents like few others could.”

  • Jimmy D'Arienzo endorsed

    “Having known Mitchell for over 30 years, I can honestly say that he is a man of intelligence, integrity and kindness. I know that he is a protector of the less fortunate. He "listens" to you and doesn't just yes you to death. Give 'em hell, Mitchell!”

  • Michael Sofer endorsed

    “I have known Mr. Cobert for over 20 years, he is very knowledgeable on the issues of the day, A man of integrity, ability and caring.”

  • Marie D'Arienzo endorsed

  • Robert W. McAndrew endorsed

    “I support Mitchell Cobert because of his integrity and his outstanding work ethic.”

  • Andrew Hines endorsed

    “Having known Mitchell and the Cobert family for over 30 years, both professionally and as a former neighbor, I can share the following about him: He does what he sets out to do. He is a listener. He is honest and trustworthy...yes...trustWORTHY He cares/acts on individual's rights. He cares/acts on Women's issues. He will look you in the eyes when speaking with you; not all over a room. He will represent the will of those he represents.”

  • Patricia Logue endorsed

    “Mitchell Cobert is an outstanding husband, father, lawyer, citizen and friend. As his neighbor for 27 years in Morristown, I know him as a man of integrity who will bring a healthy and much needed bipartisan spirit to Congress. Mitchell is a listener first, and a doer always. It is experience like his that will help our nation restore the growth of the middle class, fight systemic injustice, and return civil discourse to the halls of Congress. He will put People - his constituents - above Party in every vote he casts while in office.”

  • Laurie Fierro endorsed

    “I support Mitchell Cobert because he is smart and cares about the critical issues we now face and the residents of the 11th District. He'll support the Affordable Care Act and environmental protections.”

  • Willliam A Despo endorsed

  • Robert DeCroce endorsed

    “I have known Mitchell Cobert for more than thirty years. I am very excited about his candidacy. He is incredibly bright, competent, and thorough. He is also an all around great guy! We will be very fortunate to have him as our congressman.”

  • Joel Seidner endorsed

  • Reenie Harris endorsed

  • cynthia weintraub endorsed

  • Katherine S. Smith endorsed

  • Rick Logue endorsed

    “I have known Mitchell for over 30 years. He is a total straight shooter, very intelligent, has unquestionable integrity, and a ton of common sense. This is exactly what we need in Washington.”

  • Carol Myers endorsed

  • Edward Faggen endorsed

    “What do we need in Congress? Integrity, commitment, and ability. That's why we are very proud to endorse and support Mitchell Cobert for Congress. Tamara and Edward Faggen”