Phil Kellam

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Phil Kellam was the Democratic candidate for the 2nd Congressional district of Virginia

Phil Kellam was the Democratic Party nominee in the 2006 congressional election for the Second Congressional District of Virginia(map). He unsuccessfully challenged Republican Rep. Thelma Drake.



Kellam was born in 1956 to a well-known political family in Southeast Virginia. His uncle, Sidney Kellam, was the county's political leader for 40 years and engineered the merger of Virginia Beach and Princess Anne County. [1][2]. His father, Richard B. Kellam, was a federal judge for 29 years, after serving seven years on the Circuit Court in Virginia Beach.

Kellam graduated from Elon College. He has been in public service since he was first elected Virginia Beach's Commissioner of the Revenue in 1997. He was re-elected in 2001 and 2005.

He has two sons.

2006 congressional campaign

In 2005, Kellam filed to challenge incumbant Republican Rep. Thelma Drake for her seat in Virginia's Second Congressional District. He was ultimately unsuccessful, losing the race 49% to 51%. [3]

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Background information on Thelma Drake, whom Phil Kellam challenged in the 2006 congressional elections:

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Campaign contact information

Phone: 757-427-5785 258-7352
Fax: (828) 258-7372
Mail: P.O. Box 56254
Virginia Beach, VA 23456