Tom has been a resident of Royse City for seven years. He was first elected to City Council in 2010 and is serving his third consecutive term. Previously, Tom served as a member of the Royse City Zoning Board of Adjustments and served on the same board of another community. He has been a member of the Royse City ISD Strategic Planning Committee and has served on the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce and chaired a Military Affairs Committee for a Chamber of Commerce. Tom has performed as an arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau, is a former member of an Appraisal Review Board, past-president of a Home Owners Association, and has been a member of Rotary International, Royse City Chapter. He has been a committee member of six local real estate association committees, chaired four of those committees and additionally, served on three statewide real estate committees. Tom is in his twentieth year of real estate sales – currently, with Century 21 Upchurch Real Estate in Royse City. In addition to his real estate career, Tom was a Law Firm Manager for 11 years and is a veteran of a 22-year Air Force career in which he spent 18 years in Intelligence and Reconnaissance work and over three years in Public Relations and Advertising for the Air Force.