Phil never had anything handed to him
Growing up in Fresno, Phil learned the Central Valley values of sacrifice, hard work, and commitment from a young age.
He was raised by his single mother who worked long hours to make sure her children had the opportunity to get ahead. He was the first in his family to attend college, working minimum wage jobs to pay his own way through Fresno State.
Today, Phil runs his own small business in financial services. He’s a fixture in the local civic community through organizations like Fresno’s Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and as vice president of Fresno’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee. He’s always willing to go the extra mile for his community.
Phil never had anything handed to him. He understands the struggles working people face when the deck is stacked against them and knows we owe it to our children to make things a bit easier. He’s running for Congress to level the playing field and create more pathways to opportunity.