John Anthony sworn in as Republican state representative

August 26, 2013 7:37:19 PM PDT
Southwest of Chicago, an African American becomes the first black Republican in the legislature in thirty years.

John Anthony, 37, was sworn in as a state representative on Monday.

He was picked by Republicans in Kendall, Grundy, LaSalle and Will counties to replace the previous representative who resigned.

Anthony had been a police officer and a sheriff's deputy.