Senator Elaine Phillips is serving her first term representing the Seventh Senate District, which covers the northwest portion of Nassau County. In both her public service in government and work in the private sector, Elaine earned the reputation of a hard working, trustworthy leader who successfully delivers results by bringing people together.
Prior to joining the Senate, Elaine served as the Mayor of the Village of Flower Hill, where she worked to restore fiscal responsibility to the Village, decreasing property taxes while improving services to residents and adopting a multi-year strategic plan. A firm believer in transparent, accountable government, she overhauled and strengthened the Village’s ethics policy, created an ethics board and made all public documents accessible on the Village’s website.
In the Senate, Elaine will work in a bipartisan manner to deliver tax relief, fiscal responsibility and a fair share of state aid for local schools and municipalities to help reduce the burden on hardworking Long Island families, just as she did as Mayor. She will also be a strong fighter for ethics reform and greater transparency to help rebuild the public’s trust in government which has been weakened by corruption scandals. Senator Phillips will also fight tirelessly to protect our environment because she knows clean water and clean air are necessities, not luxuries.
Before her public service, Elaine worked for 25 years in the financial services sector as a financial analyst for Met Life and JP Morgan Securities and later as a Vice President in Institutional Sales at Goldman Sachs, taking the 5:43 am train from Manhasset to her job in Lower Manhattan and returning each evening to care for her family.
Elaine is a graduate of Penn State University, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree and a MBA in Finance. She was the first from her family to attend college.
Senator Phillips and her husband, Andy, reside in the Village of Flower Hill and are the proud parents of three daughters, Kate, Hannah and Sarah.
Bachelor’s Degree and a MBA in Finance: Penn State University