2018 - Philip Block for PA House 168
Philip has been living in the Borough of Chester Heights, PA since 2001. He and his wife, Kelly, have two children, Grant is in college and Lauren is in the Garnet Valley School District. Philip was elected to the Chester Heights Borough Council in the elections of November 2015, based on his platform of preserving open space, increasing communication between the council and Borough citizens, and advocating for the needs of his neighbors. He is active in the Mid-County Democratic Committee, and serves as a vice-chair of the committee for Chester Heights and sits on the communication, GOTV, manning the polls, and recruitment sub-committees.
He is a scientist, having earned a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and a BS in chemical engineering from North Carolina State University. He currently is a technology director of water treatment for a Philadelphia - based chemical company, for which he designs, markets and implements technologies to clean up the environment. He currently holds nine patents and four patent applications, most involving methods to clean the environment and treat contaminated water. Philip is a businessman, spending his professional life in the chemical industry, rising through the ranks from research scientist, group leader, manager to technology director. He has managed multi-million dollar budgets, led multi-functional and multi-national research and development groups, and has started up a new, highly successful environmental remediation business for his company.
He is passionate about the environment, equal rights for all, sensible gun policies, quality education for everyone, and volunteer firefighting.
“With the current direction of politics, our State Legislature plays an ever-increasing role in how Pennsylvanians will live, work and play. I will be a strong advocate for the people of the 168th district and for the State, with a focus on protecting our environment, ensuring equal rights for all, providing quality education to all our citizens, and insuring our safety through sensible gun policies and the funding of emergency services. As a scientist, I will encourage the formulation of legislative policy through fact based, rational, bi-partisan dialog.”