Philip Cook was born in Washington DC on July 19, 1990.  He was raised in Hyattsville, MD and went to DeMatha Catholic High School. He later graduated from Limestone College in South Carolina. Philip worked as an accountant for Raffa, now Marcum. Philip has volunteered with the VITA tax program providing tax services for low income families. Philip is currently employed as a data auditor at Vanda Pharmaceuticals.

Philip and his wife Lily have lived in Gaithersburg for six years and are raising their two year old son here. He and his wife are engaged in many of the activities at St. Martins church. He serves as an usher, lector and is active in the education and fundraising activities there. Philip is passionate about ensuring that all residents of Gaithersburg are represented, especially those who have been feeling ignored.