Tom was elected to City Council, Place 4 in May 2001. He served as Mayor Pro-Tem from 2006 to 2018 and was reappointed by his peers in 2020. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Florida Institute of Technology and received a MBA in Acquisition and Contract Management in 1987 from the University of Dallas. Tom has been employed with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Fort Worth since April 1985 and is currently the Business Manager for the F-16 Block 60 Program. Tom and his wife Gail have lived in Hudson Oaks since 1990 and have raised two children in Hudson Oaks. Tom and Gail were both actively involved in supporting WISD and their children's school activities as well as in involved in coaching many of their children's school extracurricular activities and athletic teams in the Aledo and Weatherford communities.