Trevor Phillips

Trevor Phillips

Trevor Phillips
Salem City Council Ward 3 Candidate

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Current Occupation: Emergency Room Doctor

Occupational background:

  • Physician – Salem Hospital Emergency Room

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Science – Linfield College:
  • MD – Yale School of Medicine

Government Experience: 

  • Member- Salem Downtown Homelessness Solutions Task Force
  • Board Member -Morningside Neighborhood Association 

About Trevor Phillips

Trevor is an emergency room doctor at Salem Hospital, husband and father of two young children, and longtime resident of Ward 3. Trevor and his wife, Machelle, have helped organize the Cambridge Neighborhood 4th of July parade for the past 9 years.

Why Trevor Phillips is running

I’ve care for 25,000+ patients in our community. Working in the busiest, and arguably the best, ER in the State of Oregon gives me a unique perspective on issues facing Salem. These experiences are a large part of why I chose to serve on the Homeless Solutions Task Force and why I am running for Salem City Council.

Having worked with Trevor on the Downtown Homeless Solutions Task Force, I was able to see his compassion and leadership firsthand. I know he will be an excellent addition to the City Council.” – Cara Kaser, Salem City Councilor – Ward 1

As your City Councilor I’ll work tirelessly on:

  • I’ll listen carefully and communicate clearly
  • I’ll make decisions thoughtfully based on science, evidence, and best practice
  • I care for our community, and I know that Salem is a special place


  • State Representative Paul Evans
  • Salem City Councilor Chris Hoy 
  • Dr. Amy Dourgarian – Salem Emergency Room Doctor – Ward 3 Resident
  • Lindy McDonald – Small Business Owner – Lady Fitness LLC – Ward 3 Resident
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU)