Son of an Army Veteran, born in Niagra Falls, moved to New Haven at age one. Anthony spent his entire life in New Haven. Twelve years of education in New Haven Parochial schools. Anthony attended Quinnipiac College and obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting with a minor in Business Management. Anthony received a Master's Degree in Business Management from Stanford Hill University. Anthony is the proud father of two daughters.
Former New Haven Mayor John Destefano appointed Anthony to be on the Advisory Board of the New Haven Police Pension committee.
As a significant contributor, Anthony worked on the board of a non-profit, Men against Rape in Washington, D.C. As a member of the Board of Directors for the Amazing Gracie Foundation in Utica, New York, Anthony worked to help families with children who have cancer. Gracie was a young girl that is the poster child for raising awareness about childhood cancer.
Anthony is proud of participating with the National Hispanic Caucus in Washington D.C. and Texas. The work that was and continues to be done is invaluable.
Anthony spent much of his time in D.C. working with underserved children, teaching them golf on the Potomac.
Anthony lives in New Haven and is a proud supporter of Faith, Family, and the pursuit of happiness.
My Only Agenda is YOU
There should be a record turnout for this year's election to show how deeply concerned Connecticut residents are about our state's future – for businesses, mental health/homelessness, public safety, education, parental rights, our economy, and trust in government.
It is critically important that voters know what drives their leaders' decision-making and the values they hold. For me, it's straightforward and evident. My only agenda is you and what matters to you, your family, your neighborhood, and your livelihood.
I'm not beholden to special interests, donors, or political parties. I will represent the interests of all voters, Democrats, Republicans, Independents, and Unaffiliated.
I've clearly outlined my top priorities – economic recovery (rebuilding businesses), homelessness (decisive plan to eradicate homelessness), Second Chance Act (helping felons to reduce recidivism), community safety (working to support our first responders), Education and Parental Rights (improve the quality of our education system and reinforce parental rights) – and I stand by theses priorities, I will fight for you.
I will always tell it like it is, where I'm coming from, and why. I believe you deserve far more openness, greater confidence in your leaders, and their resolve to make the tough decisions to care for our community and preserve our way of life. Most of all, I believe in hope. Not false hope or empty campaign promises, but the deep feeling that we can pull together and make the best of the years ahead. Now more than ever… it's about you.
-- Anthony Acri
Anthony's Top Priorities As State Representative 97th District
It's not about the Party, it's about the RESULTS!