Democrat Don Phillips Enters Race for District 3 Seat on York Board of Supervisors

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Don H. Phillips (submitted)
Don H. Phillips (submitted)

The York Poquoson Democratic Committee announced today its candidate for the District 3 seat on the York County Board of Supervisors.

The committee is backing Don H. Phillips, a retired NASA scientist and longtime York County resident who lives in the Marlbank Farm neighborhood.

He will face Chad Green, who won Tuesday’s Republican primary, on Nov. 3. District 3 encompasses Yorktown, Edgehill and Seaford.

The seat is currently held by Don Wiggins, who announced in March he would not be seeking a fourth term in office.

Phillips, who holds a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. in physics, listed his priorities on his campaign website as preserving the character of the county by avoiding build-out, ensuring the success of the school system, working to “act as a good steward of the environment” and supporting the economy.

“As a supervisor, I will fully support York County citizens’ goals and priorities.  I will be responsive to the residents of District 3 and be their advocate,” he said on his website.

Phillips will face the winner of the Republican primary in the Nov. 3 general election.

He is a Knoxville, Tenn., native who attended Tennessee Tech, where he played football. While carrying out research at NASA, he was awarded several Outstanding Service Awards and the Floyd L. Thompson research fellowship.

Phillips also taught physics and AP physics at Walsingham Academy before retiring, has served on the West Point Hunt Club and has coached youth football.

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