Jeff Phillips Announces Candidacy for Leesburg Town Council

Leesburg Town Council elections are Nov. 4.

Jeff Phillips Announces Candidacy for Leesburg Town Council
Jeff Phillips Announces Candidacy for Leesburg Town Council

Jeffrey “Jeff” Phillips filed papers June 9 to run for Leesburg Town Council in the Nov. 4 elections and was confirmed by the Loudoun County Office of Elections to be on the ballot.

Phillips, a Leesburg homeowner who lives on West Market Street in Leesburg’s Old and Historic District, has more than 35 years in management and military leadership positions in the U.S. Army, federal government and the private sector.

“After serving our country in the military for 35 years, I want to give back to our community,” Phillips said. “I want to put my management and leadership skills to work helping the Town Council get things done for those they serve here in Leesburg.”

Phillips thinks Leesburg’s most important issues are ensuring the town is focused on the efficient delivery of services and proactively obtaining the funding the town deserves from the state and county; ensuring pubic safety and quality of life; enhancing home values; supporting key funding for transportation projects, such as replacing the traffic lights on the Leesburg bypass and Route 7 with interchanges; supporting a unique downtown that draws visitors and revenue, and growing the town’s jobs base through sound fiscal and regulatory policies.

A highly resourceful leader with experience in the private and public sectors, and the military, Phillips is senior director of government business development with Smiths Medical, a publicly held manufacturer of medical devices headquartered in St. Paul, Minn; Phillips formed and directs the company’s federal sales division.

Phillips, a veteran of Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom, also serves in the Army Reserve as deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Eustis, Va. 

He is responsible for ensuring that the Army Reserve’s requirements and capabilities are reflected in Army training and training doctrine. Previously, he served on the Army Staff in the section responsible for human resources. From 2009 until 2011, he was deputy commanding general of the 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia.

Phillips received his bachelor of arts degree in journalistic studies from the University of Massachusetts, a master of arts degree in adult education and human resource development from The University of Texas at Austin, and a masters degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Penn.


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