Before becoming an elected official, Tom served his community as a police officer and a business owner. After moving to Arizona, he was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives and eventually to the state senate. In 2016, Tom won the majority vote in Arizona’s 1st district, turning the district from red to blue. Tom understands there is a need to pass campaign finance reform that limits the influence of lobbyists and special interests in the election process. He believes there is too much money involved in the election process, and that the voice of the middle class and those in poverty is being pushed aside by the influence of a few who hide behind current campaign finance laws. He is dedicated to finding ways to limit the impact of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling.
Candidate for Minnesota's 5th Congressional District