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Democratic Candidate for U.S. Congress 
Florida's 15th District
Teacher & Coach | Small Business Owner | Community Leader
Phil's wide array of life experiences will make him a great congressman. Phil has been a construction worker, he was a mason for 18 years. He knows what it is like to work from pay check to pay check. He has experienced sitting to do his bills, with his family sleeping feet away from him, while he struggled to pay his bills.  He worked and opened his first small business as a bricklayer doing small masonry repairs. After his own small business he purchased his fathers Masonry Co.  Running his masonry business he worked hard to make sure his employees were able to keep working and paying them a livable wage, to take care of their families.
Still running the company, Phil went back to night school to finish his degree. He received his degree in U.S. History and endorsement for Middle School Educator. He closed his company and sold the equipment and went to work as a teacher.  Des Moines Public Schools offered him a job as a Middle School Science teacher that he was thrilled to take. He worked primarily in lower socioeconomic schools and with at risk kids. He also was allowed opportunities as a Science Teacher to work with programs at Iowa State University in their research programs. They were using algae to produce sugar to create ethanol for renewable energies. His school was also a NASA outreach school, and he was given the opportunity to work with NASA to develop curriculum for teachers to use in their classrooms. The work would help bring NASA to teachers and their everyday lessons.
While Phil was a teacher he would typically work second jobs to make ends meet. He began to sell Real Estate and started his third small business as a realtor that he is currently working today with His wife Sara, as his partner.
Phil's experiences in his life, both personal and professional, will help him be the best representative for the people of the 15th District. He has lived and experienced many of the same things the majority of the people in the 15th have. He knows his work as a bricklayer will help build the relationships with his constituents and with businesses that want to build here. He knows his teaching experience will help him teach the people of the 15th what is going on in Washington and let them know if they should be patient or angry. His experience as a realtor will help him sell the value of the 15th to businesses that may be considering moving into the area. He does not want to be better than current congressman Dennis Ross, his goal is to be the best representative possible.

Committee to Elect Phillip Hornback U.S. Congress Florida 15th district
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