About John Anthony

John D Anthony (R-Morris) was sworn into office in August of 2013 after winning the appointment to fill the vacancy left by 

Representative Pam Roth.  State Representative John Anthony is a full-time legislator that has served his community as a Law Enforcement Officer since 2005 when he joined the Champaign Police Department.  In 2008 John joined the Kendall County Sheriff’s Department where he served as a Deputy Sheriff.

John has been awarded the Ervin H. Warren “Cop of the Future” award given to police officers who show strong leadership under duress and maintain integrity and character.  Continuing his desire to serve the local community, John and his wife, Deborah, began a non-for-profit charity organization called YARN.  The YARN Foundation seeks to strengthen families hand help children by providing educational programs and scholarships.

Among John’s top priorities in the Illinois House of Representatives are children’s issues, education, 2nd Amendment rights, and reducing the size of Illinois Government.  John and Deborah currently reside in Plainfield with their four young children.


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