Home » Politics » Hypocrisy Watch: Phillips Violated Ethics Policy, Too

Chris Phillips, who I wrote about recently, indeed has a skeleton, as I surmised.  Except it’s not in the closet, it’s pretty much out in the open.

Phillips has been publicly criticizing directors Sheridan and Casey for violating the district ethics policy.

They did.

So did Chris Phillips.

Oops.  Probably the wrong line of attack if you’re trying to score points, especially since campaign finance reports are a matter of public record.  So now he’s both unethical and a hypocrite.  He took $2,800 from district vendors in 2010 and 2011.  The donations went to his campaign committee, Friends of Chris Phillips, and were given while he was on the school board.  The committee supported him during his school board and state senate candidacies.  The ethics policy is clear: that’s unethical and not allowed.  “Good enough for me, but not for thee” isn’t a good campaign slogan.

At the voter registration office, I asked to review his file.  I have all of the photos of the reports to back up my assertions. (Note: I can e-mail copies if anybody wants/needs verification.  Or you can visit Voter Reg and ask to see his file.  By the way, this stuff should be online at this point.  It’s 2017.)

This is why people hate politics and politicians.  Deception like this really turns people off.  In fact, Phillips added “I will not take money from vendors” to his literature (it popped up on my Facebook feed as a “sponsored” ad, which means he’s paying to deceive the public).

Oh, and in 2011, another director accused Chris Phillips of asking him to vote for his wife for a principal job.  This guy shouldn’t lecture anybody about ethics.

I’m doing my best to get a School Board primer together before Election Day, but my time is limited.  Suffice it to say I know one candidate that does NOT deserve a vote.

 

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