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August 16th, 2013

Former Tiffin Mayor Royce Phillips to Run for Senate District 39 Seat

Royce Phillips of Tiffin will be announcing his candidacy for Iowa Senate District 39 with a series of announcement events throughout the district on Monday, August 26, 2013.

The tour will include stops in all three counties, Keokuk, Washington and Johnson which make up the Senate District and everyone is invited to attend.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

9-10AM: Sigourney, Iowa: K’s on the Square, 119 Marion Street

12-1PM: Washington, Iowa: Pizza Ranch, 1021 West Madison

6:30-7:30PM North Liberty, Iowa: Olde Town Gazebo, Cherry & Dubuque Streets

The first stop of the day will be in Keokuk County with an event from 9-10A at K’s on the Square, 119 Marion Street, Sigourney where Phillips will announce his candidacy and meet with voters. Coffee will be provided to all attendees

In Washington County, Phillips will meet with voters and make his announcement at the Pizza Ranch, 1021 West Madison, Washington at 12:00 noon in the Party Room. Pizza and pop will be provided to those who attend.

Phillips will end his day in Johnson County with an ice cream social at the Olde Town Gazebo in North Liberty at the corner of Cherry and Dubuque Streets from 6:30-7:30P. He will make the announcement of his candidacy and meet with voters. Families are encouraged to attend.

Royce PhillipsRoyce Phillips is the former 2-term mayor of Tiffin, Iowa serving from 2007-2011 and currently is a member of the City Council, having been elected in 2012.

Royce and his wife Cindy have been married for 36 years and are the parents of four grown children and have eight grandchildren

Born in Texas, he was the valedictorian of his high school graduating class and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.

Phillips has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO. He has an MA degree in Theology from Louisiana Bible University in Shreveport, LA and is working on his PhD in Church History from that school as well.

Phillips has been a resident of Johnson County, Iowa since 1983 and has been active in the community as a member of North Corridor-Coralville Rotary, currently serving his second term as President and has served on the board of that organization since 1996. He is the president and current board member of the Iowa City Genealogy Society, a past member of the Iowa City Community School District Equity Committee, chartered a Cub Scout Pack, coached Babe Ruth Baseball, and served as the Commissioner of the Iowa City Kickers Soccer League.

He has been active in Republican Party politics as a member of the Johnson County GOP Central Committee for nearly 30 years and has served on numerous state and district committees including, credentials, rules, permanent organization and platform. Royce has served a chairperson of the county caucus, as well a parliamentarian for several county, district and state conventions.

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