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