Anthony is a seventh-generation Texan, born in Beaumont and raised in Vidor. He attended Vidor Elementary School, Vidor Middle School, Vidor Junior High School, and Vidor High School. Throughout his early education, Anthony participated and took on leadership roles in a wide variety of activities, including: National Honor Society, Servants of Christ, Future Teachers of America, UIL Science/History, the Mighty Pirate Marching Band, and powerlifting.
He stayed close to his hometown roots and attended Lamar University in Beaumont. Anthony graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in History; before graduation, he received the Myrtle L. Bell Award for Top Graduating Psychology Student. Due to his passion for understanding people and his desire to help them grow, both professionally and personally, Anthony moved to Houston to attend graduate school at the University of Houston. Since completing his Master of Science in Human Resource Development, he has spent over a decade leveraging his education, talents, and passion for people to support numerous organizations. He's developed a commitment to service, strong communication skills across diverse audiences, and a drive to foster innovative, cooperative, and effective environments where individuals, teams, and organizations excel.
After living in large cities, like Houston and Austin, for nearly a decade, Anthony decided it was time to return to where he always felt most at home: Vidor. Throughout the pandemic, like most people, he witnessed first-hand the impact of decisions made at the local, state, and national levels of government. Not content with standing on the sidelines anymore, Anthony's campaign for Vidor City Council will champion: individual freedoms, moral leadership, opportunity for all, personal responsibility, quality education, responsible government, safe neighborhoods, and strong families.
In a country deeply divided by politics, the small-town values and principles mentioned above have the opportunity to transcend parties, unite the community, and strengthen the city of Vidor. If you agree, consider supporting his campaign to restore "government of the people, by the people, for the people."