PENNSYLVANIA House of Representatives
Anton ran an excellent campaign in Pennsylvania, and although he did not win, Sister District was proud to support his race. Read on for more about why Anton was an important candidate to support and why Pennsylvania is a critical state in the fight against gerrymandering.
Anton has over two decades of experience successfully fighting for poor and working families as a lawyer, executive, educator and community activist. He has also been an environmental champion and member of the Board of Trustees of the Nature Conservancy, and a skilled executive and chair of the board of directors of Open Connections, an educational resource center.
Anton began his legal career as a specially appointed public defender in Miami, and continued as a volunteer public defender when he moved to Chester County, PA. He then became a senior/cabinet level advisor to two presidents at Cheyney University, the nation's oldest Historically Black College or University (HBCU). In addition to being in charge of implementing and enforcing the rules around workplace harassment and discrimination, he worked on special projects including establishing a campus center enabling women and minority-owned small business owners to acquire the proficiency, expertise and experience necessary to compete for government contracts.
During Anton’s 15 years in the district, he have helped grow two small, non-profits—Open Connections and the Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County—and helped the Nature Conservancy constructively engage with diverse communities around urban conservation, health and revitalization.
Read more about Anton on his website.
Anton in the news
"Guest Column: Time to change legislators; they don’t get to pick their voters," By Anton Andrew—Delco Times
"Local attorney challenging Barrar for 160th state House seat"—Delco Times
Why this Race is Important
Pennsylvania’s state legislative and congressional districting is a masterclass in partisan gerrymandering. Republicans hold a drastically unfair advantage and are over-represented in the state legislature. In 2018, Democrats broke the Republican supermajority in the lower chamber. These blue inroads will help lay the foundation for flipping the state blue and ending partisan gerrymandering in this presidential battleground state.
Sister District Policy Scorecard
This candidate has pledged commitment to the following statements:
We must protect a woman’s right to choose the health care and reproductive services she wants and needs.
We need to protect and expand our social safety net, not dismantle it.
We should pursue common-sense gun safety policies, consistent with the Second Amendment and local community standards and needs, which vary from community to community.
Climate change is real and we need to protect our environment.