Dean (Dean) Phillips (D-03)

US Representative Dean Phillips

Dean (Dean) Phillips (D-03)
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Capitol: 202.225.2871
FAX: 202.225.6351
District: 952.656.5176
Representative
Room 2452 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-2303
13911 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Residence:Deephaven, MN

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Bio

Dean Phillips is a father, businessman, civic leader, eternal optimist, and Representative for Minnesota's Third Congressional District. A Gold Star Son who lost his birth father, Artie, in the Vietnam War, Dean was adopted into the Phillips family when his mother DeeDee married Eddie Phillips, who raised Dean to work hard and always share success. Dean attended Brown University before returning to Minnesota to earn his MBA from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Business. After working at a variety of small startups, he joined his family business, Phillips Distilling, where he worked his way up and eventually led. He later went on to help build Talenti Gelato into one of the top-selling ice cream brands in the country. He is now co-owner of Penny's Coffee, a small business with three locations in the Twin Cities and is active in the philanthropic community in Minnesota through the Phillips Family Foundation. In Congress, Dean is focused on restoring Americans' faith in our government. He's on a mission to inspire a new era of collaboration in Washington and end the corrupting influence of special interest money in our politics. He is focused on campaign finance, electoral, and ethics reforms, and addressing the cost of health care, climate change, and our nation's gun violence epidemic. He is a member of the House Ethics, Financial Services, and Foreign Affairs Committees, as well as the Democracy Reform Task Force, Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, and bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Dean has shown his commitment to providing leadership and working across the aisle. In his first term, Dean was successful in getting a bill he co-authored with one of his Republican colleagues signed into law by President Donald Trump. Dean's bill, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, has helped thousands of small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. He ensured the inclusion of another bill, the COVID-19 Congressional Oversight Panel (COP) Act, into the CARES Act, which was also signed into law by President Trump. This law provides Congressional oversight of the massive spending of taxpayer money in response to the coronavirus pandemic and related economic fallout. With much of Congress grinding to a halt, Dean has led the Problem Solvers Caucus in negotiations with the White House and Congressional leadership to deliver bipartisan solutions for the American people during one of the most consequential moments in our history. Dean has two college-age daughters, Daniela and Pia. He lives in Deephaven, Minnesota with his wife, Annalise, and Henry the Norwich Terrier.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2018    Next Election: 2022
DOB: 1/20/1969
Counties Representing
Anoka
Carver
Hennepin