A Vision for the 9th District to Keep Children at the Forefront of our Community
Councilmember Anthony Phillips believes in the words of his late mother, “your actions matter more than your words.” His mother's words have been what motivates him every day to work hard and hold himself ACCOUNTABLE to getting things done.
Because Anthony has worked for over a decade in youth development, Anthony believes in keeping the question “How Are the Children?” at the forefront of all policy decisions. Anthony understands that when the community focuses on ensuring that children are well--you STRENGTHEN the ENTIRE COMMUNITY as a whole.
Anthony has led a youth workforce development program and engaged in mentorship & academic tutoring programs. In addition, he has been a public-school teacher and now serves as a Director of College Access at TeenSHARP, helping youth in Philadelphia access college at an affordable cost.
Anthony’s commitment to activism and serving his community led him to start Youth Action at age 14, where now as the Executive Director, he continues to serve as a role model for young people. Hard work, integrity, open communication, faith in God, innovation, respect for elders, encouragement for children and young people, and responsive services to neighbors are hallmarks of his life and work.
"Despite serving for less than a year, Phillips has already established himself as one of the most engaged and effective members of Council." - Philadelphia Inquirer Editoral Board
Anthony is a proven leader and dedicated servant. He has been listening to his neighbors in the 9th and envisions a district rooted in community, safe and clean streets, and quality schools. He introduced and passed legislation removing 18-wheelers, abandon motor homes, and boats illegally parked in residential neighborhoods. The bill also looks at creating parking opportunities for truckers conveniently around the city. Anthony passed a historic bill through the City Council requiring the installation of speeding measures around our public, charter, and private schools to combat the safety concerns for our children. To tackle the public safety crisis, Councilman Phillips authored legislation to crack down on stop-and-go shops and other nuisance businesses that allow illegal drugs, alcohol, gambling, loitering, litter, and excessive noise.
AS HE WORKS WITH THE
COMMUNITY TO BUILD
A STRONGER 9TH DISTRICT.
Councilmember Anthony Phillips is proud to be endorsed by the Philadelphia Democratic Party.