Phillips-Hill considering run for state Senate

David Weissman
York Dispatch
State Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill talks about her career and women in politics at her Jacobus office Thursday, July 6, 2017. She represents the 93rd House District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Bill Kalina photo

State Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill is considering running for state Senate, she told The York Dispatch on Monday.

Following a campaign rally for Sen. Scott Wagner, the man she would replace if elected, Phillips-Hill said she's "looking very seriously" into a possible run.

Wagner is running for governor and has said he does not plan to seek re-election for his Senate seat.

Phillips-Hill, R-York Township, is in the midst of her second term as state representative and serves as secretary of the House Education and State Government committees.

She also serves on the Gaming Oversight and Health committees.

Phillips-Hill would be running for the 28th Senatorial District, which represents the majority of municipalities in York County, including York City.

The seat has been held by a Republican since 1995, when Daniel Delp replaced Democrat Michael Bortner, who now serves as a judge on the York County Court of Common Pleas.

No female senators currently represent York County, though former Sen. Pat Vance represented parts of the county from 2005 until she retired last year.