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Phil Vega is the publisher of the Sierra Vista Herald/Bisbee Daily Review and the weekly San Pedro Valley News-Sun in Benson. He has lived in Sierra Vista for 16 years and has been involved in many community activities.

A native of Kansas, he graduated from Kansas State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications. Before coming to Sierra Vista, he was the editor of newspapers in both Kansas and North Carolina.

He was recently elected to the Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce board of directors, but had been on the chamber board previously and helped to establish the Leadership Sierra program that continues to this day.

He has served on other boards in the community including AUSA, U of A South Foundation, and the Friends of the San Pedro River. He is a member of the Sierra Vista Rotary Club.
His wife, Jolene, works at the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center. His son, Paul, is working on his master’s in fine arts degree in creative writing at the University of Washington in Seattle.