Former Conshohocken Fire Chief Robert Phipps has confirmed to MoreThanTheCurve.com that he has entered the race for Mayor of Conshohocken. Phipps is a Democrat and will face Donald Morrison in a primary to be held this May. A former mayoral candidate Marty Eckert withdrew yesterday from this year’s race citing the desire to not compete in a primary and the feeling that the party supported another candidate. The preferred candidate is assumed to be Phipps.
Phipps was the Fire Chief during the 2008 fire the consumed the river front and in 2010 Phipps rescued a man from a burning home that he just happened to be driving by. He is in the construction business and is the brother of Borough Councilman Eddie Phipps and current Fire Chief Stephen Phipps.
The winner of the Democratic Party primary will face incumbent Republican Robert Frost. Frost does not currently have a primary challenger.