I was born at Man Hospital February 17, 1969 to the late Rupert Phillips, Sr. and Jewel Wood of Virginia Beach. I have one sister, Chris Phillips, who is a retired U.S. Navy officer.
I served in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at Little Rock Air Force Base until my honorable discharge. Upon returning to West Virginia, I began working for War Eagle Construction on Lucky and Kenny Compton’s NASCAR team and in their coal mines. I then took my experience in the Air Force to work on aircraft in Clarksburg, WV, Hagerstown, MD and Greensboro, NC. I answered my true calling by returning to Man to work in the coal industry alongside the men I grew up watching provide for their families by working in the mines. I have been a proud supporter of and supplier to the coal industry ever since.
As your Delegate for the 24th District, I have stood up for the coal miner, coal jobs and gun owners. I have stood against overreaching regulations that prevent our men and women from mining coal, coal companies from operating on an even playing field with other industries, and overreaching gun restrictions that prevent law abiding citizens from exerting their constitutional right to keep and bear arms. As your 3rd District Congressman, I will continue to fight for your coal jobs, coal mining, guns and your freedom.