Kristin Phillips-Hill was elected to serve York County residents in the Pennsylvania Senate in 2018 after serving two terms in the House of Representatives.
As a former small business owner, Kristin has made government efficiency a point of emphasis throughout her tenure in public service.
As the chair of the Senate Communications and Technology Committee, Kristin spearheaded a concerted bipartisan and bicameral effort to improve access to high-speed internet in Pennsylvania.
New reforms have been enacted under Kristin’s tenure of the committee that streamline regulations, cut down on time and cost to deploy internet, and establish a specific funding program at the state level to further harness future investment into closing the digital divide.
Kristin also led the fight to provide for flexible instructional days for school districts to use when unforeseen circumstances prevent students from entering the classroom. Her bill that was signed into law served as the model that ensured the continuity of education for students amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pennsylvania took a huge step in the fight against human trafficking when Kristin’s Senate Bill 60 was signed into law as Act 1 of 2020. Under the law Kristin wrote, criminals who solicit the services of trafficked victims now feel the full weight of the law for their heinous crimes.
In her first two-year session as a state senator, Kristin authored five new laws, and had several bills authored by House members also signed into law. New laws range from increasing oversight into prescription drug abuse, to forever remembering local fallen Marines.
A fiscal hawk, Kristin continues to oppose new taxes and supports legislation calling for greater reform and transparency of government at all levels, but starting at the state level.
She takes her responsibility to manage taxpayer dollars very seriously. She does not participate in the state’s pension program or health insurance program, and she commutes to and from Harrisburg using her own vehicle without accepting mileage reimbursement.
Kristin continues to be a leading advocate in the Senate for the elimination of school property taxes and continues to sponsor long-overdue reforms to drastically improve the state’s business regulatory climate.
Community involvement is a staple in Kristin’s life. Her extensive volunteer experience includes serving on the board of directors for both Explore York and York County History Center.
Kristin earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public policy from Rutgers University.
Kristin resides in York Township, with her husband Rick. They have three children: Victoria, Gavin and Spencer.