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Fifty-second Legislature - First Regular Session
  Anthony Kern

Anthony Kern

District 20

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 341
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-3102
Fax Number: (602) 417-3282

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
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Military Affairs and Public Safety Member Click Here Click Here
Ways and Means Vice-Chairman Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2047 C child removal; supervisor review; approval
HB2050 P board of education; removal; senate
HB2052 C state board of education; members
HB2064 P graduation requirement; civics test
HB2106 C emergency and military affairs; continuation
HB2107 C law enforcement merit system; continuation
HB2127 C board of technical registration; director See Vote
HB2128 P leased religious property; class nine
HB2142 C water infrastructure finance authority; prepayment See Vote
HB2174 C empowerment scholarship accounts; grandchildren
HB2216 C motor vehicle manufacturers; retail sales
HB2238 C health professionals; licensure requirements; prohibition
HB2250 C empowerment scholarship accounts; applications See Vote
HB2251 C corporate tax credits; annual report
HB2252 P tax; delinquency dates; tax liens
HB2259 C pipeline safety; civil penalties
HB2272 P law enforcement officers; firearm purchase
HB2273 P DUI; drug metabolites
HB2274 C emergency and military affairs omnibus See Vote
HB2326 P compact; balanced budget; convention
HB2377 P law enforcement merit system; determinations See Vote
HB2509 C aggravated assault; firearms
HB2513 P* technical correction; formation; petition
HB2514 P* technical correction; estates
HB2515 P* technical correction; nonprofit corporations
HB2517 P internet crimes against children; fund See Vote
HB2526 C governor's regulatory review council; membership See Vote
HB2527 P* prohibited laws, rules, ordinances; firearms
HB2571 C DCS information; legislator discussion
HB2575 C declaration of disaster; military installations.
HB2578 P real property; purchaser dwelling actions
HB2617 C regulatory relief tax credit
  (NOW: counties; municipalities; budgets
See Vote
HB2619 C sports authority district; tourism; board
HB2629 P* supreme court; attorney licensing
HB2664 P* qualification for primary; party caucus
HCM2001 P federal balanced budget amendment
HCR2003 P application; Article V convention
HCR2007 P Fisher Houses; twenty-fifth anniversary
HCR2008 C Arizona veterans hall of fame
HCR2016 C personal property tax; exemption
HCR2029 C persons with disabilities; employment; support
HR2005 P death resolution; Officer Tyler Stewart
SB1088 P income tax brackets; inflation index.
  (NOW: empowerment scholarship accounts; eligibility
SB1267 C schools; exempt fundraisers
SB1318 P abortion; health care exchange; licensure
SB1332 P empowerment scholarship accounts; reservation residences
SB1404 P health care directives; conflicts
SB1434 C empowerment scholarship accounts; open enrollment
SB1444 C contact lens pricing; antitrust violation
SB1445 P public records; peace officer's name
SB1464 C student, teacher data collection; prohibitions
SCR1010 P Senator Chester Crandell; death resolution
SCR1019 P commending Israel
SCR1020 P Mayor John Driggs; death resolution


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