Vance Phillips Will Run Again in Sussex County Despite GOP Opposition

Apr 10, 2014

Sussex County Council member Vance Phillips
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16 year veteran of the Sussex County Council Vance Phillips is being urged not to run for another term by the county republican chairman John Reilly.

But Phillips says he will run anyway.

In an email Reilly wrote that vote by the local GOP was unanimous.

Phillips is facing a lawsuit which charged him with sexual misconduct including rape.

Phillips denies the charges.

But Reiley wrote that the lawsuit which is set to be heard next year…promises to be “an ugly political battle” that would hurt the GOP.

WBOC reports that when asked if this would make him unelectable Phillips told the television station that, “Of course, not.”