JLCNY endorses George Phillips for Congress in New York’s 22nd Congressional District

BINGHAMTON – February 19, 2020 – The Joint Landowners Coalition of New York supports George Phillips for Congress in New York’s 22nd Congressional District. Dan Fitzsimmons, President of the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York said:

George Phillips is a Republican candidate for Congress in New York’s 22nd Congressional District that includes most of Broome County, all of Chenango, Cortland, Oneida and Madison Counties and parts of Tioga, Oswego and Herkimer Counties. George has been a passionate advocate for the rights of landowners since the inception of the Joint Landowners Coalition.

In 2010 as candidate for Congress against Congressman Maurice Hinchey, George spoke out strongly in support of natural gas drilling at the EPA hearing in Binghamton. He nearly defeated Hinchey in that race under the old district lines in a district that had 43,000 more registered Democrats.

George has continued his support for landowners through spearheading an effort to ensure passage of the “Defense of Property Rights Act” that would allow landowners to sue Governor Cuomo in Federal Court for denying New Yorkers mineral rights. Despite George’s tremendous efforts, the legislation came up short in the last session of Congress. Passing the “Defense of Property Rights Act” will be a top priority of George when elected to Congress.

George has strong qualifications for Congress. He served as a top aide to a Congressman who was Chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and Vice Chairman of the House International Relations Committee, working on 4 bills signed into law including “The Trafficking Victims Protection Act” which helps rescue women from forced prostitution rings.

George served as Regional Director for Reclaim New York --- a group whose mission is to fight out of control taxes and corruption in New York State. He has also done work for the Jack Kemp Foundation named in honor of the Buffalo Bill football start who spearheaded the Reagan Tax Cuts.

George has served as a Dean of Students at Seton Catholic Central High School and an adjunct professor at Broome Community College. He also taught in inner city Washington, DC public school and the McCormack Secure Center – a maximum security youth detention facility.

George was recently endorsed by Dr. Art Laffer, a Reagan and Trump economic advisor who is the Father of Supply Side Economics.

George will fight for a “Freedom Agenda” in Washington that includes lowering property taxes by making it illegal for federal welfare mandates to be passed from Albany to our local taxes, mandating work requirements for welfare recipients, creating a dynamic market of choice to lower health care costs and a Reagan style plan to scour the federal government for waste and rein in the national debt.

George’s political philosophy is epitomized by the following quote from his mentor Jack Kemp, “There is no limit to what free men, free women and free markets can accomplish.”

George lives in Endwell with his wife and three children. To support George or learn more go to

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