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Andrew Phillips

Andrew Phillips

Position No. 1

Expiration 12.31.2023


  • LL.M. Taxation | University of Washington, School of Law (2015)
  • Juris Doctor, Business & Entrepreneurship | University of Idaho, College of Law (2014)
  • Master of Science – Accountancy/Taxation | Boise State University (2014)
  • B.S. Degree – Criminal Justice| Boise State University (2011)
Elected Experience:
  • Poulsbo City Council Member—Elected November 5, 2019.
Relevant Work Experience
  • Department of the Navy – Keyport, WA — Supervisory Legal Staff, July 2015 – Present
  • Department of the Navy – Bremerton, WA — LT, JAG Corps, USNR,August 2019 – Present
  • APhillips Law, P.S. — Attorney & Owner, August 2016 – Present
  • Ada County District Court — Summer Clerk for Judge Patrick Owens, May 2012 – August 2012
  • Department of the Navy — Hospital Corpsman/E6 (FMF), October 2005 – September 2019
  • Trico Construction Company — Heavy Equipment Operator, July 2004 – October 2005
  • Tetra Tech Construction, Inc. — Subgrade Construction, October 2004— July 2004
Community and Volunteer Experience:
  • City of Poulsbo Police Advisory Committee—Member (2018-2020)
  • Washington State Bar Association Pro Bono and Public Service Committee—Member (2019-2021)
  • Kitsap Legal Clinic—Veteran’s Clinic Volunteer (2017-Present)
  • Kitsap Medical Reserve Corps—Volunteer (2021-Present)
  • Poulsbo Middle School Football — Head Coach (2019-Present); Assistant Coach (2018-2019)
  • North Kitsap High School Football — Assistant Coach (2021-Present)
  • Baseball Coach (various programs) — Head/Assistant Coach (2009 – 2019)


I was born in Boise, Idaho on April 8, 1985, to Steve and Anne Phillips, and have three brothers. After graduating from Centennial High School in Meridian, Idaho in 2004, and a stint working construction, I enlisted in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman stationed with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, eventually transferring to the Navy Reserves. In 2007 I began undergrad at Boise State University graduating in 2011 with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. After undergrad, I was accepted and attended the University of Idaho, College of Law, where I received my Juris Doctor, with a business and entrepreneurship emphasis, and a concurrent Masters of Science in Accounting – Taxation from Boise State University. After law school I went on to the University of Washington, School of Law, were I received my Masters of Law in Taxation in 2015. I sat for and passed the February 2015 Idaho Bar Exam, and transferred to the Washington State Bar in July of 2016.

Upon graduating from UW I took a job with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Keyport in the Office of Counsel, which brought my family and me to Poulsbo. In September 2019, I received my commission in the United States Navy as a Reserve Judge Advocate General Officer and currently have over 15 years of military service. I have 3 teenagers at North Kitsap High School—Teagen, Mackenzie, and Alexa—as well as a child at Poulsbo Elementary—Brayden. My wife, Cortney, currently works in Poulsbo. We have three dogs ­— a yellow lab, a Great Dane, and a French bulldog, and are very active with youth sports.    


  • Community Services
  • Public Safety/Legal
  • North Kitsap School District Liaison