Phill Wright, Chairman, Davis County Republican Party

Phill Wright was elected Chair of the DCRP in May of 2013.  He will serve for a two year term.

Phill is a resident of Bountiful, Utah.  He and his wife Shaun have been married since 1982. They are the parents of seven children and six grandchildren.  They have lived in Bountiful since 1997.  He is an AVP with Goldenwest Credit Union, and works out of the Bountiful office. He is a top producer with over 30 years in the financial services industry. Phill is a BYU alumni, where he studied Communications and Public Relations. He is also a recently published author with his new novel series, starting with Not Without Mercy: The Black Death.

Phill has been a member of the Republican Party since he was old enough to vote in 1980. He cast his first vote for Ronald Reagan in his successful presidential bid for the White House.  He has never missed voting in any local, state or national election.

He was born in California and raised in Georgia.  He served an LDS mission in North Carolina from 1980-1982. He married Shaun McKinney in December, just one and a half months after returning from his mission.

After finishing his studies at BYU in 1985, he and his wife and first child moved to San Jose, California where they lived until 1994, at which time they moved to Spokane, Washington until 1997.

According to Phill, the Republican Party was very different in Northern California than it is in Utah.  In California, there is no caucus system so only the wealthy and popular candidates ever make it to the Republican ballot, and unfortunately, most Republican candidates do not get elected to office.

He attended his first Utah Caucus in Bountiful in 2000.  He was amazed at how wonderful it was that neighbors actually got together, discussed the issues and then elected their friends to represent them as delegates at the county and state elections.  Two years later he ran to be a delegate, but was not elected.  He ran again in 2004 and was elected as a county delegate, and the Vice Precinct Chair.

He remained active in the Republican Party in Davis County and was later elected as a State and County Delegate.  He ran for Chair of the DCRP in 2012 and lost.  He later became the Chair of the DCRP Ethics Committee. He ran for Vice Chair of the DCRP in 2012 during a special election, and won, and eighteen months later he was elected as Chair.

Phill is a unifier.  He has friends, family members and associates with many different political beliefs, but always tries to find the common ground and bring people together.  He is a strong supporter of the Davis County Republican Party Platform and of the Utah Caucus Convention System.

He welcomes comments and calls, anytime.  His favorite quote; “Never give up what you want most for what you want at the moment.”

Contact Phill at 801-540-3598
E-mail: phillwright@gmail.com