Dr. Phillip Conner was born and raised south of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Dr. Conner graduated from Lagrange High School and left home to attend LSU. After completing medical school in New Orleans, he trained in family medicine and embarked on a career as a family physician in Lake Charles.
Dr. Conner and his wife of 25 years, Bridgette, have three children: Jackson, Mary Cathryn, and Abram. A life-long Catholic, Dr. Conner has been able to put his faith into action on mission trips to deliver medical care and educational support to Haiti and Nicauragua. Dr. Conner also volunteered closer to home, providing medical care for the homeless at Abraham’s Tent, a local ecumenical food bank. A native son of Louisiana, Dr. Conner’s career of service has grown out of his authentic adherence to Christ’s model of service.
Dr. Conner's mother and father each grew up in modest circumstances, building a life through their hard work and discipline. His father worked at a tire store out of high school, working up to owning a successful business. His maternal grandmother worked in the laundry at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. His mother, one generation later, worked as a surgery tech in the OR of that same hospital. And finally, much later, he also worked there as a medical student earning his doctorate.
Dr. Conner’s success comes from his devotion to service and his faith in God. He doesn’t come from money or influence, but is running for office with the belief that our republic is only as good as the leaders we elect.
As your next congressman, Dr. Phillip Conner will make Acadiana proud.