Phil Dodds lives and works in beautiful Alachua County. He is a graduate from the University of Florida with a bachelor of science degree in Mathematics and a minor in Physics and has created computer systems for physicians, now used by thousands of medical offices in Gainesville and across the country.
Phil is happily married to his wife Diana, and together they are raising their three children. Phil enjoys challenging crossfit workouts, reading and most importantly spending quality time with his family. He prides himself on his ability to solve complex problems and work with large teams. As a software engineer, Phil always looks to find the root cause of the problems he is solving; as solutions can be elusive until the true issues are uncovered and addressed.
Outside of work Phil studies and thinks about world issues. For years, Phil has been especially concerned about the influence of money in our elections as he believes this is the root cause of many of the issues we face today. Phil believes that our elected officials should represent their constituents, not corporations or powerful special interests, and certainly not foreign governments.
In 2012, Phil campaigned to represent North Central Florida as an independent. During that campaign he focused on these core issues – Liberty, the Quality of our Representation and the growing National Debt. Phil used his campaign platform to raise awareness of how money in elections threatened our republic.
In September, Phil will join the Alachua County Democratic Executive Committee and will officially announce his campaign for North Central Florida. Over the next several months, Phil is looking forward to meeting as many voters from North Central Florida as possible. His goal is to listen and work to develop his vision of smart and compassionate solutions.