Gregory Phillips

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Gregory Phillips
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Attorney General of Wyoming
Former officeholder
In office
March 2011 - July 2013
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorBruce Salzburg (D)
Compensation
Base salary$137,150
Elections and appointments
AppointedMarch 2011
Appointed byGovernor of Wyoming
Campaign $$11,285
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Wyoming State Senate, District 15
1992-1998
Education
High schoolEvanston High School (1978)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wyoming (1983)
J.D.College of Law at the University of Wyoming (1987)
Personal
BirthdayAugust 17, 1960
Place of birthDenver, Colorado
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Gregory Phillips (b. August 17, 1960 in Denver, Colorado) served as the 35th Attorney General of Wyoming from 2011 - July 2013. Although he is a Democrat, Phillips was appointed in March 2011 by Republican Governor Matt Mead and confirmed by the Republican-led Legislature.[1]
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On January 31, 2013, President Barack Obama nominated Phillips for a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.[2] A hearing took place in the U.S. Senate on March 12.[1] He was unanimously confirmed on a 88-0 vote on July 8, 2013.[3]

Phillips was named an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Wyoming in 2003 and served in the role until 2010, when he was named Special Assistant to the Governor for Legislative Affairs by Gov. Mead.[4]

Biography

Phillips was born in Colorado and raised in Wyoming. Following his graduation from law school, Phillips served as a law clerk to Alan Johnson, U.S. District Court Judge in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He then joined his father and brother's general law practice and concurrently served two terms in the state senate. In 1998, Phillips started his own firm with future governor Matt Mead, which operated until October 2001. Phillis joined Mead in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Cheyenne in 2003 as an Assistant United States Attorney. He served in this position until being named attorney general by Mead.[4]

Education

  • Evanston High School (1978)
  • Bachelor's degree in Economics, University of Wyoming (1983)
  • J.D., College of Law at the University of Wyoming (1987)

Political Career

Attorney General of Wyoming (2011-2013)

Phillips was appointed as Wyoming’s 35th Attorney General in March 2011. He served until July 8, 2013, when he was confirmed for a seat on the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.[5]

Wyoming State Senate (1993-1998)

Phillips represented Uinta County in the Wyoming State Senate from 1993 to 1998.

Appointments

2011

Phillips was first appointed as Attorney General of Wyoming in March 2011 by Governor Matt Mead (R). Mead stated, "Greg is a critical thinker and he gets the job done. His leadership is exactly what Wyoming needs to address tough issues such as federal health care mandates and wolf management."[6]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Phillips is available dating back to 1992. Based on available campaign finance records, Phillips raised a total of $11,284 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 6, 2013.[7]

Gregory Phillips's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
1994 WY State Senate Won $3,837
1992 WY State Senate Won $7,447
Grand Total Raised $11,284

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Personal

Greg is married to his wife, Donna. Together they have two children, Ryan and Rachel.[4]

Contact information

Attorney General's Office
123 Capitol Building
200 W. 24th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002

Tel: (307) 777-7841
Fax: (307) 777-6869

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bruce Salzburg (D)
Wyoming Attorney General
2011 – 2013
Succeeded by
Peter Michael (R)
Preceded by
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Wyoming House of Representatives District 15
1992 – 1998
Succeeded by
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