I’ve been married to my wife of 20 years, we have three boys, and I am very involved in my church. My family has deep roots in this vibrant and beautiful community. My grandfather moved from Virginia to the City of Newburgh in the 1940s, opening a barbershop in the City of Newburgh in the 1960s that was in operation until the 1990s. Growing up in the City of Newburgh, I faced many of the struggles that many of our young people are facing today. I was living in a low income household, disengaged in school, lacked opportunities to participate in positive activities, and had few transportation options. However, with a supportive family, positive mentorship, and opportunities from organizations like the Boys and Girls Club, I was able to turn myself around. I was part of the first class of graduates from SUNY Orange’s Newburgh Campus, a proud graduate of Virginia Union University, Mt. St. Mary College, and SUNY New Paltz. I am also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. I started working with children at a Latchkey Program in Newburgh when I was a young adult, and that has been my life’s work ever since. When I moved back to Newburgh, I worked at the Head Start program. I have worked in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District for the past 19 years, where I have done a little bit of everything. Some of my greatest achievements were the various grants that I helped secure, and partnering with various agencies to provide mentoring, literacy skills enhancement, STEM, and Arts activities to all of our students. Currently, I am a Reading Specialist at New Windsor School. Besides my job, I am an elected official for the City of Newburgh, a board member for the Regional Economic Community Action Program, a Rotarian, a few committees, and I also volunteer at many events around the community. Anthony joined the board in 2022.