Anthony Kern was first elected to the State House of Representatives in November of 2014. Anthony is active within the Republican Party as a conservative precinct committeeman and state committeeman and he has worked on local, state, and national Republican campaigns for several years. When Anthony came of voting age, his very first vote was cast for President Ronald Reagan. Years later he made the trip to attend President Reagan’s funeral in Washington D.C. in 2004.
Anthony is passionate about job creation, limiting the size of government at all levels, government transparency, protecting Second Amendment rights, and tax reduction. He is pro-family, works diligently to promote individual liberty and freedom, and firmly believes in the United States Constitution. He enjoys meeting with people and looks for ways to serve and help them.
Anthony was born is a small town in central Minnesota where he grew up with his mother and father and 13 brothers and sisters. Anthony’s heart felt desire to serve in the military during Desert Storm but being a single dad and raising two sons at that time he was unable to. His oldest son Samuel served honorably in the United States Army shortly after graduating from high school and now serves as a Correction Officer for the State of Arizona. His youngest son Anthony Jr. is currently working in the culinary industry and attending Arizona State University. Anthony is also the proud step parent of Jessica and Jason Sledz. Jessica served in the United States Army and Jason currently resides with his wife Whitney in Clovis, New Mexico.
Anthony has a degree in Business Administration and has attended, Grand Canyon University, Western International University and Northern Arizona University. Anthony graduated from the Glendale Law Enforcement Training Academy. He believes in entrepreneurs and owned a private investigation business. He is active in crime prevention and is a past member of the Crime Free Multi-Housing and the National Institute of Crime Prevention. He is certified in crime free housing and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), and has been involved in the Block Watch program. Anthony started the City of Phoenix Employees for Christ organization in 1995. He also helped organize the Arizona Hoarding Task Force; an organization to assist persons with chronic hoarding. He is a member of the National Rifle Association. Anthony is a certified law enforcement peace officer.
Anthony is married to Jenny (Sosa) and exchanged marriage vows at Fresh Start Church in Peoria, Arizona. Both Anthony and Jenny serve in leadership positions in their church. Together they have four outstanding children.