Retired U.S. Marshal Antonio C. 'Tony' Amador was born and raised in Murray, Utah. His parents were "immigrants" from Mexico, seeking a better life in the United States. Tonys' mother fled the revolution in Mexico with her father at the age of 11.
Tony was raised in Murray, Utah, number 12 of 14 brothers and sisters. He graduated from Point Loma High School in San Diego, CA.
While raising 4 daughters with his wife Evelia, Tony was able to rise to the Presidency of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, where he was instrumental in the passage of the Police Officers Bill of Rights, a law guaranteeing 'procedural due process' for the police officers of LAPD. As president of the LAPPL Tony negotiated the first and successor contracts between the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Police Officers. Tony served nearly 13 years with LAPD.
Tony then went on to serve three governors of California in Administrative positions to include The Narcotic Addict Evaluation and Youthful Offender Parole Boards. He also served as the Director of the California Youth Authority and Deputy Director of the Employment Development Dept. under Governor George Deukmejian.
During this period he attended and graduated from the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific.
President George H. W. Bush then appointed Tony as a member of the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, where he served in Washington, D.C. for 7 years.
Upon his return to California, he was appointed to the Ca. Public Employment Relations Board adjudicating personnel actions between state employees and state government agencies.
He was then appointed by President George W. Bush as the United States Marshal for the Eastern District of California, a District that stretches from the Oregon border to Bakersfield and from Vallejo to the Nevada State border. He retired as the U.S. Marshal in October 2009.
Tony was the former Junior Olympic softball Commissioner, with extensive experience in coaching fast-pitch girl's travel and high school softball teams. He is active in Rotary Club (Lodi), President of the Mexican American Lions Club and active as an officer in his church's Knights of Columbus organization.
Tony resides in Lodi with his wife and spends time with his 4 daughters and 15 grandchildren.