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.