Sven Philipsen is a lifelong Virginian and Richmonder who most recently managed the re-election campaign for Richmond City Councilwoman Stephanie Lynch. He previously was the State Manager for Government Relations at Troutman Sanders Strategies, where he worked on state level health policy during the 2020 General Assembly Session. Sven has also served as the Campaign Manager for Stephanie Lynch in 2019, Legislative Aide and Chief of Staff to State Senator Rosalyn Dance, and as a field organizer for the 2016 Virginia Democratic Coordinated Campaign. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelors in Political Science in 2018. Sven is active in local Democratic politics in Richmond as a member of the Richmond City Democratic Committee, and currently serves as Richmond Caucus Chair of the Metro Richmond Area Young Democrats. He is an avid (if unaccomplished) basketball player, and is coping with COVID by attempting to visit every state park across Virginia along with his partner, Carrie.
Campaign Manager, Friends of Stephanie Lynch