Tony Kranz moved to Encinitas, California, as a baby in 1960 and spent his youth involved in sports and the graphic arts and enjoying the beautiful Pacific Ocean shoreline. He graduated from San Dieguito High School in 1977 and attended college at Palomar and Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo.
Following college, Tony moved to Anchorage, Alaska, and served as an air traffic controller in the Army National Guard. He also spent seven years living in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.
In 1985, Tony married his wife Cynthia, another long-time Encinitas resident. They have three children: James, Brian and Stephanie. Tony still enjoys sports as a life-long fan of the Padres and continues his work in the graphic arts with photography and printing sales.
Tony was elected to the Encinitas City Council in 2012 and is working to promote policies that help to protect our natural resources, improve our quality of life and address social justice issues.