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Anthony DeVitis was born and raised in Akron’s North Hill district, which many refer to as Akron’s “Little Italy.”  Grandson of Italian immigrants, Anthony was educated through public schools where he participated in many activities such as baseball, football, and wrestling. He later went on to study at The University of Akron.

Anthony recognized at a young age that hard work was necessary for success by witnessing his father’s work habits as he managed his second-generation Italian specialty food store.

Anthony started working for his father part-time at sixteen years old while attending high school and continued to do so while in college. It was then he realized that the business was in his blood and dedicated himself to working full-time at the store, where he would soon become co-owner and Vice President of the business at age thirty.

As a young man, he proposed to his wife Kathleen, and together they have enjoyed 25 years of marriage. Their two children, Evelyn and Clark, have been the shared highlights of their lives.

After two decades of church membership, volunteer work, and prior business success, Anthony was encouraged by others to offer himself as a public servant.

His commitment to serve:

Anthony’s business experience, hard work, dedication, and help from his family and supporters aided in the achievement of his first-bid election victory in the City of Green, Ohio, as Ward 3 Councilperson.

When on council, he reduced the size of the city’s budget while creating a more business-friendly environment, which resulted in a significant increase in good-paying jobs for the city.

On December 14, 2011, Anthony received an appointment to the Ohio House of Representatives and won election in November 2012 to continue representing communities of Summit County.