Anthony, his wife Janet and youngest son James, march in the East Greenwich Memorial Day Parade
Anthony was first elected to House District 30 (East Greenwich, West Greenwich) in November 2012 and is known as an outspoken advocate of smaller government, lower taxes and economic development. He was elected senior deputy minority leader by his colleagues at the start of the 2017 session, and he sits on the House Committee on Finance as well as the House Committee on Corporations.
Born in Vieste, Italy, he emigrated to the U.S. when he was four, graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in Providence in 1980, received his associate’s degree from the Community College of Rhode Island in 1982 and later attended Bryant College. In 1986, he started - with his four brothers - AG&G, a jewelry manufacturing company now with more than 100 employees. He serves as the firm's chief executive, as a member of the East Greenwich Republican Town Committee, and for many years as a board member of the East Greenwich Little League.
During his first term in the General Assembly, he successfully managed legislation allowing East Greenwich to acquire the East Greenwich Fire District, won approval of a cost-saving measure giving cities and towns greater latitude in tax mailings and gained acceptance of a measure authorizing a series of tax exemptions for East Greenwich residents. Central components of his proposal for the re-organization of the state's economic development activities were incorporated in legislation passed by the General Assembly and which went into effect in 2015.
Anthony serves as a member of the House Committees on Finance and its subcommittees on Education, Health & Human Services, as a member of the House Committee on Corporations, and the General Assembly's Permanent Joint Committee on Economic Development. He has been appointed to several legislative commissions including the Study Commission to Review Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, and recently, the Special Joint Commission to study funding for highway infrastructure and the East Bay bridges. In 2017, was one of three House members appointed to 19-member Study Commission on the Legalization of Marijuana.
Anthony and his wife, Janet, are the parents of Antonio, Andrea, Leonardo, and James.