Dean Phillips, U.S. Representative for Minnesota

Dean Phillips

U.S. Representative for Minnesota

Dean Benson Phillips was born in January 1969 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He earned an undergraduate degree from Brown University and an M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota.

He has been part of his family’s organization, Phillips Distilling Company, serving as president and CEO. More recently, he has founded a coffee shop chain in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. 

Phillips was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, assuming office in January 2019. 

He is married to Annalise Glick and has two daughters from a prior marriage. Phillips is Jewish. 

In the News…

“We have nine Americans held hostage right now [November 23] by Hamas, which have been there for six weeks, including at least one child,” Representative Dean Phillips of Minnesota said when discussing the recently negotiated hostage deal between the terrorist group Hamas and Israel. 

“And by now, I would have expected American special forces to perhaps play a hand in extracting them,” Congressman Phillips continued. “I think it’s absurd, shocking and dismaying, that six weeks later, we still have American hostages held by a terror organization in Gaza.” 

He added, “I’m happy for the Israelis. Don’t get me wrong. Hamas should release all hostages. But the fact that we have Americans sitting in Gaza right now held hostage is appalling and should be addressed immediately.” 

Representative Phillips said, “I think the American president has an obligation to extract Americans. It’s been six weeks, and I’m happy that some are being released, but every single American citizen should be part of that group. And if I were the American president, I would not agree to anything until every single one of them is released. I would demand it. And if it wasn’t done, we have to use every lever available to us to ensure it.” 

He added, “Hamas should have been eliminated years ago, years ago. The fact that a terror organization will not release 200 humans in exchange for the preservation of life of the people they ostensibly represent is appalling.” 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Representative Phillips today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Dean Phillips 
Representative for Minnesota 
2452 Rayburn House Office Building 

Washington, DC 20515 


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