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Fifty-third Legislature - First Regular Session
  Anthony T. Kern

Anthony T. Kern

District 20

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 306
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-3102
Fax Number: (602)

Personal Information:
Home City: Glendale
Occupation: Private Investigator
Member Since: 2015
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 throughout the 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 2004.

Anthony is passionate about job creation, education issues, government transparency, protecting Second Amendment rights, and tax reduction. He is pro-family, works hard to ensure individual liberty and freedom is protected, and believes in the United States Constitution. He enjoys meeting with people and looks for ways to serve them.

Anthony was born in a small town in central Minnesota together with his parents and 13 brothers and sisters. Anthony moved to Arizona after high school and has lived here for 28 years. Anthony’s heart was 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 went into the Army shortly after graduating from high school and now attends Grand Canyon University. His youngest son Anthony Jr. is currently attending Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

Anthony has a degree in Business Administration and has attended Western International University and Northern Arizona University. Anthony graduated from the Glendale Law Enforcement Training Academy. He believes in entrepreneurs and owns a private investigation business. He is active in crime prevention and is a member of Crime Free Multi-Housing and the National Institute of Crime Prevention. He is certified in crime free housing and crime prevention through environmental design and has been involved in the Block Watch program. Anthony started the City of Phoenix Employees for Christ organization in the mid-1990's as well as the Arizona Hoarding Task Force; an organization to assist persons with chronic hoarding. He is a member of the NRA.

Anthony is married to Jenny (Sosa) and exchanged marriage vows at Fresh Start Church in Peoria. Both Anthony and Jenny are in leadership positions in their church. Together they have four outstanding children, two of whom are active soldiers in the military.


Committee Assignments
Judiciary and Public Safety Vice-Chairman Click Here Click Here
Military, Veterans and Regulatory Affairs Member Click Here Click Here
Ways and Means Member Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2213 C GPLET reform; K-12 taxes See Vote
HB2226 C compact; balanced budget; convention
HB2251 C ADOT; Meridian road extension
HB2269 C victims' rights; requirements; monetary judgments See Vote
HB2293 P* prisoner medical care; excluded surgery
HB2294 P* AHCCCS; exclusions; gender reassignment
HB2295 P* attorney regulation; assessments; membership dues
HB2296 P* best interests of child; presumption
HB2297 P* national guard; readiness center; appropriation
HB2298 P* eligibility verification; public programs
HB2299 P* crimes; employment status; first responders
HB2300 P* supreme court; regulation of attorneys
HB2301 P* child custody; investigators; appointment
HB2302 P* electoral college; electors; violation; classification
HB2303 P* dissolution of marriage; perjury; damages
HB2304 P* voter guide; publicity pamphlet; e-mail See Vote
HB2305 P* vehicle occupants; evidence of identity
HB2352 P* national guard; reduced tuition rate
HB2394 C empowerment scholarships; expansion; phase-in.
HB2444 C sexual assault; victim advocates; privilege
HB2445 C interfering; judicial proceeding; prosecution; sentence
HB2454 P* child welfare; placement; medications
HB2463 P* sexual abuse; molestation; mental state
HB2464 P* prohibited actions; federal acts; firearms
HB2472 P* private postsecondary institutions; peace officers
HB2475 P* education; statutory language; removal; repeals
HB2481 C schools; menu of academic standards
HB2504 C public accommodation; disability; discrimination; sanctions
HCM2007 C proposing regulation freedom amendment; Congress
HCR2013 C convention; balanced federal budget
HCR2021 C suicide prevention month
HCR2031 C death resolution; Sharon Giese
SB1072 C administrative decisions; scope of review
SB1376 C compact; prosperity districts
SB1468 C refugee resettlement program; withdrawal
SCR1006 C death resolution; M. Lee Allison
SCR1007 C death resolution; John Hays
SCR1008 C death resolution; Rick Lavis


P* = Prime Prime Sponsor, P = Prime Sponsor, C = Co-Sponsor