Phil Boas is editor of the editorial pages of The Arizona Republic. As director of the newspaper’s Community Leadership department, he oversees the editorial board and manages the institutional voice of the newspaper. Before that, he was editor of The Republic’s Sunday Viewpoints section and editor of its Community editorial pages. Earlier in his career he was metro editor at The East Valley Tribune and a reporter at the Los Angeles Daily News. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University and is married with four children. He and his family live in Gilbert, Arizona.