Anthony was born in Cocoa Beach, Florida, and spent his early childhood in a small town called Bonifay. At the age of 11 he moved with his family to Des Moines, where he has proudly remained for the past 18 years.
A graduate of Mt. Rainier High School, class of 2008, Anthony spent his junior and senior year attending classes at Highline Community College (now simply Highline College) through the Running Start Program. After graduation he attended the Evergreen State College where he studied journalism and environmental science.
A father of two awesome children, Anthony has previously served as the Campaign Manager for King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove, the Communications Director for two different nonprofit organizations, and he spent four years (2012-2016) as a unanimously elected Precinct Committee Officer (PCO). In 2011 Anthony launched a successful online business which currently employs multiple people.
In addition, Anthony has spent hundreds of hours volunteering for various causes including putting an end to private, for-profit prisons, and increasing voter registration and turnout. In 2014 he received a black belt from the World Taekwondo Federation.