About Tony

Tony Carbone is a home grown leader and local Certified Public Accountant, who has a documented record of community involvement and a desire to serve the residents of Pearland. As a sixth generation Pearland native, he was raised in and by the City of Pearland. Tony believes that he owes it to Pearland to give back to a city that has given so much to him. After all, uncertain times require leaders that you can count on, and Tony is ready to meet this challenge.

Tony’s family has a long history of contributing to the local community through numerous entrepreneurial efforts, mostly notably Carbone’s Produce once located on the corner of Broadway & Harkey Road. He has proudly continued this family tradition.

Tony graduated from Pearland ISD and then continued his education at The University of Houston, earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, magna cum laude, with a major in Accounting and a minor in Finance. After college, Tony gained valuable accounting experience at Deloitte, one of the Big 4 national accounting firms in the Houston area. Tony returned to business in Pearland in 2006 as the managing partner at the Pearland CPA firm, Harrington, Carbone & Allison, LLP. Tony has more than 10 years of public accounting experience serving the needs of growing businesses, and has also been a licensed real estate agent and broker for the last several years.

As an out-of-the-box strategist, Tony advises both new and existing businesses on how to accelerate revenue growth by utilizing innovative means, and he plans to bring his business expertise with him to the Pearland Council.

Tony married his high school sweetheart, Crystal, in 2003, and both have continued to show their commitment to their hometown by volunteering their time with local organizations, all while building a thriving business in Pearland. Tony recently completed his service as Chairman of the Board for The Pearland Chamber of Commerce, after fulfilling many other roles within the chamber. He and his wife have supported and served on boards for a number of Pearland organizations over the years including:

  • Member and Volunteer, New Hope Church
  • Past Chairman of the Board, Pearland Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Treasurer, Pearland Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Treasurer, 288 Corridor Rotary Club
  • Member, Leadership Pearland-Class of 2007
  • Member, PEDC Strategic Plan Steering Committee
  • Board Member, Development Authority of Pearland
  • Past President, Autumn Lakes HOA
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Texas Society of CPAs
  • Member, Houston Area Realtors
  • Board Member, The Pearland Library Board (Crystal)
  • Board Member, The Adult Reading Center (Crystal)
     

Tony is also an avid runner, cyclist and swimmer, and he enjoys competing in triathlon races in his spare time. In fact, he completed a full Ironman race at the end of last year.

Ultimately, Tony chose to run for city council because he believes he has the unique background, education and experience to address issues currently facing the city. With tough economic decisions on the horizon, we must be wise with the choices that we make on behalf our city. His primary goal is to continue help Pearland thrive during times of financial uncertainty.

Tony is humbled by the encouragement that he has received to run for the Pearland City Council from friends and leaders throughout the community. He was the first to announce that he will run as a candidate for the Position #1 seat on Pearland City Council. The seat is being vacated by Council member Woody Owens who is unable to run for re-election due to term limits. Early voting is from April 29 - May 7, 2013, and Election Day will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013.

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