|Preceded by Jonathan Paton|
Religion Roman Catholic
Succeeded by Ted Vogt
Alma mater Campbell University
Political party Republican Party
|Spouse(s) Lesley Antenori|
Education Campbell University
Preceded by Jonathan Paton
Name Frank Antenori
|Profession Senior Program Manager, Aerospace Defense Industry, Nationally Registered Paramedic (Former), U.S. Army Special Forces Medic (Retired)|
Residence Tucson, Arizona, United States
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- Osama bin laden navy seal mission as told by sen frank antenori former special ops
- Early life education and military career
- 2006 congressional election
- Committee assignments
- 2012 congressional election
- Personal life
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Early life, education, and military career
Frank Antenori was born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He joined the U.S. Army after graduating from high school in 1984. In 1987, he volunteered for the Special Forces Green Berets. In the late 1980s he trained Afghan “Mujahadeen Fighters” to fight against the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan. He then served in the first Iraq War (Desert Storm). Ten years later, he was deployed in War in Afghanistan (2001–present) in 2002 and fought in Operation Anaconda. After that, he was deployed in Iraq, where he was recommended for the Silver Star and was awarded the Bronze Star Valor. In 2006, he authored a memoir called “Roughneck Nine-One: The extraordinary Story of a Special Forces A-Team at War,” based on his experience in the Iraq War (specifically the Battle of Debecka Pass).
He volunteered First Responder for an Ambulance and Rescue Squad. He was a Nationally Registered Paramedic that worked in New York City with FDNY Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians in the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn. In June 2004, Frank retired from the military and moved to Tucson, Arizona. He currently works as a Senior Program Manager in the Aerospace Defense Industry. He oversees development of advanced precision munitions, missiles and weapons for the U.S. Military.
2006 congressional election
In 2006, incumbent Republican U.S. Congressman Jim Kolbe of Arizona's 8th congressional district decided to retire. Frank decided to run and ranked fourth in a five candidate field with 4% of the vote. State Representative Randy Graf won the Republican primary with a plurality of 42% of the vote.
In 2012, he ran for Arizona's 10th Legislative District. As an incumbent, he lost to Democrat David Bradley
In 2008, he ran for Arizona's 30th House District. He won the Republican primary with 24% of the vote. He won the general election with 34% of the vote.
In March 2010, incumbent Republican State Senator Jonathan Paton decided to resign from his seat in order to run for congress. Republican Governor Jan Brewer appointed Representative Antenori to fill the vacant seat. In November 2010, he defeated Democrat nominee Todd Camenisch 60%-40%.
2012 congressional election
In January 2012, incumbent Democrat U.S. Congresswoman Gabby Giffords decided to resign because of her critical condition from the 2011 Tucson shooting. There will be a special election in June, with the primary being held in April. Antenori has announced he will run for the 8th congressional district. Jesse Kelly won the Republican primary with 36% of the vote. Antenori ranked third with 22%.
Convicted of trespassing in 2016.
He lives in Tucson, Arizona with his wife Lesley and their two sons Frank III and Brodie.