Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Phillips to Challenge Hinchey for Congress


George K. Phillips, Endwell Native, Announces Run for US Congress in New York’s 22nd District.


Phillips currently teaches at Seton Catholic Central High School and is an adjunct professor at Broome Community College. He and his wife Diana own a home in Endwell where they reside with their baby, George Joseph.


From 2001 through 2005, Phillips was a high level aide for Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ), then the Chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and Vice Chairman of the House International Relations Committee.


Phillips worked on numerous bills that were signed into law including the “Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2003” designed to combat the buying and selling of women in commercial sex industry. Phillips, a Republican, will be attempting to unseat Maurice Hinchey, a Democrat from Hurley, NY, and fifteen year incumbent Congressman.


Phillips earned degrees from Villanova University and the Universityof Notre Dame and spent his summers in college working at the IBM plant in Endicott.Before working in Congress, Phillips taught high school as a volunteer in Louisiana and then again in inner city Washington DC Public Schools.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

George K. Phillips announced his intention to run for congress on September 27th, 2007. This is not especially news.

Anonymous said...

Can you say "sacrificial lamb" boys and girls?

ralph childers said...

Hey 8:25, not if Congressman Hinchey is moving on to greener pastures. I hope there are some interested, qualified Dems getting their acts together just in case...

Anonymous said...

Yes, rumor has it that Vincent Bradley Jr will also be running in this race.

U.C. Democratic Voice said...

He has no chance against Maurice and is wasting his time and money.

Anonymous said...

and what party do you think Bradley will choose. He shot his load with the Dems...

Anonymous said...

In my 25+ years as a registered voter in Ulster County, I never voted for a Republican or a Conservative candidate for Congress. I guess Hinchey doesn't object to a Democrat voting for a Conservative- after all, he voted for Conservative/Independence candidate Bradley Junior for DA and then announced he did it on the radio. I couldn't imagine Maurice ever doing something to backstab a Democratic candidate like that - but since he did, I will never again pull a lever for Maurice Hinchey. "He is dead to me." Democrats and Progressives in Ulster County need new leadership.

Anonymous said...

But he's not going to beat David Grate in the primary.