Born and raised in Philadelphia, Anthony Bellmon's life has been defined by service to our community.
Growing up in Olney, Anthony was raised in a single parent home, by his mother, who taught him the value of hardwork and stressed the importance of getting a good education. As a young man in the pews of Mt. Airy Church of God in Christ, Anthony’s faith showed him that we all have a role to play in supporting our neighbors, especially those most in need.
Anthony was the first in his family to go to college, attending The George Washington University. After graduating, Anthony came back to the Philadelphia area and started a career in education teaching 7th and 8th grade math and serving as an Assistant Dean of Students. Anthony’s experience in the classroom and in the school’s administration reinforced his belief that education is the most powerful tool to transform the lives of the young people in underserved communities.
In 2015, Anthony made the leap from the classroom to public service, working in the office of Congressman Brendan Boyle. As a senior advisor and caseworker for Congressman Boyle, Anthony has organized community events, helped develop legislation, and worked with our community on issues ranging from illegal dumping, housing and economic development to help move Lawncrest, Burholme, Lawndale, Crescentville, Oxford Circle and Olney forward.
Anthony’s commitment to giving back to our neighborhoods led him to co-found Millennials in Action, a local organization that organizes residents across our city to become more civically engaged. Anthony has also served on the board of the Friends of the Greater Olney Library, serves as Secretary for Philadelphia’s 61st Democratic Ward, and volunteers as a tutor for local students.
As a lifelong resident of our district, a teacher, a community organizer and leader, Anthony knows what it takes to fight for our neighborhoods. As our state Representative, he will be OUR advocate in Harrisburg.