Navy veteran Phil Collins of Illinois is the Prohibition Party's presidential candidate for 2020. He was born into a Navy family at Point Magu Naval Air Station, California, where his father was stationed, on 8 March 1967.
Phil himself served our country for 21 years as a Navy hospital corpsman, 11 on active duty and an additional 10 in the Reserves. During that time, he was stationed overseas in Guam, Okinawa, and Iraq, as well as stateside near Chicago and San Diego. He was attached to marine units for eight of those years.
Since leaving the Navy, Collins has worked as an account executive for a Chicago public relations company and in Las Vegas. He graduated from Siloam Springs, Arkansas high school in 1985, later earned a B.A. in political science from the University of Arkansas, and currently is working on an MA in Public Administration.
Phil considers himself a fiscal conservative. In 2013, when he lived in Mundelein, IL, he was elected a Libertyville Township trustee, in a nonpartisan race. Six candidates vied for four seats, and he defeated two incumbents. While living in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2019, he entered a non-partisan campaign for mayor and came in second out of seven candidates.
His wife, Nicole, is a Lutheran pastor. They have no children.
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