Republican candidate eyeing Brindisi's NY-22 seat

He's hoping the third time is the charm, as he's sought this office in the past.

Posted: Jul 10, 2019 5:59 PM
Updated: Jul 11, 2019 4:35 AM

UTICA, N.Y. -- Republican candidate George Philips is making a run for the 22nd Congressional District seat, held by Democrat Anthony Brindisi.

Phillips spoke in Utica Wednesday about putting an end to the nonsense in Washington, providing tax relief, and lowering the national debt.

He's hoping the third time is the charm, as he's sought this office in the past.

Phillips addressed how healthcare costs are affecting local businesses.

“We need more choices. You have choices for car insurance, life insurance, any other product you buy. The Health Insurance market is very limited. I don't want to go toward Socialism as being pushed here in New York State with health insurance, single payer, everyone in one plan. We need more choices. It's the only way to lower healthcare costs,” he said.

Phillips did say he's campaigning early so he can hear the concerns of the taxpayers throughout the entire 22nd District.

He will have a primary challenge from two others in Broome County, fellow teacher Franklin Sager and District Attorney Steve Cornwell.

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