Vance Phillips

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2:06 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Vance Phillips Will Run Again in Sussex County Despite GOP Opposition

Sussex County Council member Vance Phillips
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16 year veteran of the Sussex County Council Vance Phillips is being urged not to run for another term by the county republican chairman John Reilly.

But Phillips says he will run anyway.

In an email Reilly wrote that vote by the local GOP was unanimous.

Phillips is facing a lawsuit which charged him with sexual misconduct including rape.

Phillips denies the charges.

But Reiley wrote that the lawsuit which is set to be heard next year…promises to be “an ugly political battle” that would hurt the GOP.

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7:45 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Doubts About Wetlands Expansion by Two Sussex County Council Members

Two Sussex County Council members are expressing their doubts about the interest by a state committee in regulating development of 4-thousand acres of privately owned wetlands.

Council members Sam Wilson from Georgetown and Vance Phillips  both fear this interest by the Wetland Advisory Committee set up by the state could hamper farming.

But, the Wilmington News Journal reports that yesterday Council member George Cole told his colleagues that he did not believe this was an attack on farming.

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10:16 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Punkin Chunkin Gets Financial Break From Sussex County Council

Sussex County Council member Vance Phillips
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Don't go anywhere.

That's the message form the Sussex County Council who agreed to take care of a $17-hundred bill the Punkin Chunkin event organizers got for EMS services.

Council member Vance Phillips made the motion to forgive the first $1-thousand of the bill and to give the Association that puts on the event another $720 from his discretionary fund.

That's meony each council member has for non-profit organizations.

The vote for debt foregiveness was 3-to-2 with council member Joan Deaver and council president Mike Vincent opposed.

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1:05 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Medical and Financial Records, Kept Under Wraps in Vance Phillips Case

Sussex County Council member Vance Phillips
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There will be no public disclosure of medical or financial documents in the sexual assault case brought against Sussex County Council member Vance Phillips by Katelynn Dunlap who is seeking unspecified damages.

The judge in the case has ordered her attorneys to keep those confidential including one that shows he was a crime victim.

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9:55 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Sexual Assault Suit Against Vance Phillips; OC Manager David Recor Faces Restraining Court Order

Sussex County Council member Vance Phillips
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Vance Phillips

A lawsuit has been filed against veteran Sussex County council member Vance Phillips claiming that he sexually assaulted a young woman after encouraging her to become involved in politics.

The complaint claims that Phillips forced sex on the woman several times in 2011 just after she turned 18.

The suit alleges that Phillips threatened the young woman not to tell anyone.

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