Name: Robert Phillips
City of residence: Belleville
Family status: Married with two young children
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Education: B.S. from St. Louis University
Occupation: Wireless network engineer
Political party: Independent
Office sought: Board member for School District 175
Campaign websites: www.electrobphillips.com; Twitter:@VoteRobPhillips
Campaign e-mail: Rob@electrobphillips.com
Previously held offices: Board Member of District 175
What qualifies you for this position?
“I have grown up in this district and attended Harmony, Emge and Ellis from kindergarten through the eighth grade before going to West and then to college where I graduated from St. Louis University. I have lived most of my adult live in this district and I want the best for our children without the need to raise taxes.”
What is the top issue in your race, and how would you address it?
“The biggest issue I see currently is that the schools revenues are decreasing over the past several years both by the state cutting funding and property values decreasing. Our schools still needs to be modernized and I will work with the district in helping get updated equipment for the best value. I also will watch what the district spends in other areas as well so that the tax dollars are actually used in teaching our children.”