Anthony DeVitis was born and raised in Akron Ohio's North Hill District, which many had referred to as Akron's 'Little Italy.' Anthony attended Akron Public Schools, and he later went on to study at The University of Akron.
At a young age, Anthony recognized the value of hard work by witnessing his father's work ethic as he managed his second-generation Italian specialty food store. Anthony started working for his father at sixteen years old, continuing throughout college. He then realized that the business was in his blood and dedicated himself to working full time at the store, later becoming co-owner and President of DeVitis Italian Market.
He and his wife, Kathleen, have enjoyed 33 years of marriage. They have two children, Evelyn and Clark and a son and daughter-in-law. After years of church membership, volunteer work, and business success, Anthony was urged by friends to offer himself to public service.
With help from his family and supporters, Anthony achieved his first bid election victory in the City of Green as Ward 3 council member. While serving on council, he cut the city's budget and created a more business friendly environment, which resulted in a significant increase in good paying jobs for the city. In 2011, Anthony was appointed to the Ohio General Assembly; he has been elected 4 consecutive terms and his colleagues had elected him Assistant Majority Floor Leader. He works every day to introduce, pass and support bills that help further the economy in his district and for the State of Ohio.
Anthony DeVitis continues to work as a small business owner, job creator, and dedicated public servant, who continually offers his business expertise, fiscal responsibility acumen, and sound decision-making to better the quality of life for Summit County residents.