Biography and Background

Idaho State Senator since 2015 and current Majority Leader of the Idaho State Senate; 7th generation Idahoan raised in Declo, Idaho, where his family has operated a farming operation for over 100 years; attended the University of Idaho’s College of Law; licensed Idaho attorney; until 2012, Mr. Anthon, practiced law at the Rupert law firm of ‘Robinson, Anthon & Tribe’ where, as a partner, he focused on municipal law, debt restructuring, and large business reorganization; served as appointed City Attorney for the cities of Burley, Rupert, Acequia, and Minidoka, Idaho; City Administrator in Rupert, Idaho; fluent in Japanese having had extensive work as a consultant for Japanese companies; currently serves as a board member with the Mart Group, LLC, a potato fresh pack and processing company, as a board member of the Southern Idaho Economic Development Council, and as a board member of the Region IV Development Corporation; past executive board member of the Idaho Municipal Attorney Association; served two terms as President of the Minidoka Healthcare Foundation and as a past member of the governing board of the Intermountain Healthcare’s Cassia Regional Medical Center; member of local Rotary club; spouse: Joelle (Rogers); five children.


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Integrity in Affiliation

Submission: Yes
“I have read the Idaho Constitution and the Idaho Republican Party Platform. Except for the provisions specifically noted below, I support the Idaho Republican Party Platform and accept it as the standard by which my performance as a candidate and as an officeholder should be evaluated. I certify that I am not a candidate, officer, delegate or position holder in any party other than the Republican Party.”
I support the direct election by Idaho voters of our United States Senators for Idaho and trust the Idaho people to make that decision at the polls.

I am Pro-Life and I believe in the sanctity of human life. Therefore, I oppose elective abortion for personal or social convenience; no government funds or law should allow for such abortions. In certain circumstances, abortion should be available when pregnancy results from rape or incest, or a competent physician determines that the life or health of the mother is in serious jeopardy, or a competent physician determines that the fetus has severe defects that will not allow the baby to survive beyond birth.
Even these exceptions do not automatically justify abortion. I believe abortion is a most serious matter for an individual and society and any such exception should only be considered after the person(s) responsible have received confirmation through prayer.

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