Phil Goode was born and raised In Sacramento, California. After graduation from high school he enlisted in the U.S. Army in May 1970 and served a full combat tour with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam. He received the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal (for over 60 combat assaults), Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with palm, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/two bronze stars and many others.
After an honorable discharge from the Army in 1972 (and four additional years of reserve duty) he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from California State University, Sacramento graduating Magna Cum Laude. He had a 35 year career in the healthcare industry reaching Vice President positions with Medline Industries and Careview Communications and also held management positions with Medivac Industries, Kinetic Concepts Inc. and Applied Medical.
Phil is a 26 year member of the American Legion (past Judge Advocate Post 6, Prescott) and life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (Sr. Vice Commander Post 541, Prescott). He was the Co-Chairman of the Veterans Memorial Plaque Committee which in June, 2016 rededicated a bronze memorial on the county Yavapai County courthouse grounds to the fallen Yavapai County veterans that lost their lives serving the United States in all of the nation’s wars beginning with WWI.
He was elected to the board of directors of the Central Yavapai Hospital District in 2016 protecting the taxpayer’s assets for Yavapai Regional Medical Center and its ancillary facilities. He recently served as a Commissioner on the City of Prescott’s Zoning and Planning Commission and was the Co-Chairman of the Mayor’s Ad Hoc Committee on Sober Living Rehab Homes.
He serves on the board of directors of the Yavapai Republican Men’s Forum and is currently the Vice Chairman of the Yavapai County Republican Committee. He is also an active member of the Citizens Tax Committee which is the taxpayer’s watchdog in Yavapai County where he is the Chairman of the Public Policy Committee. He is a member of Prescott’s Sunup Rotary Club. A big supporter of improving education, he’s served on the Yavapai County Teacher of the Year panel and has been a member of the Prescott BASIS School Advisory Council. Very interested in water resource management, he is a member of the Public Policy and Education committee for the Citizens Water Advocacy Group.
An avid golfer, he was the champion of the 1996 Ralph’s Senior PGA Pro-Am Classic Tournament. Phil also appeared on the TV game show Jeopardy and was a four time champion on the TV game show Tic-Tac-Dough in the 80s. Phil is married to his wife Toby, has four adult children.