Lesley R. Phillips for City Council, 2013
Lesley R. Phillips, 68, is a native New Yorker who arrived in Cambridge in the 1980s to get a divinity degree at Harvard University. She also has a bachelor’s of arts from the University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, making her an attorney as well as a member of the clergy.
Phillips serves as a commissioner on the Cambridge GLBT Commission and last year ran for the 25th Middlesex State Representative seat vacated when state Rep. Alice Wolf retired. She was a delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention, having long been active in the Democratic Party statewide and in Cambridge – as an elected district representative from the Middlesex & Suffolk Senate District and as longtime Cambridge Democratic Ward Committee chairwoman in Ward 6.
She is married and lives in Mid-Cambridge.
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Phillips on the issues
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