Tom is a former public school teacher, coach, teachers union representative, and is currently the Director of Government Relations for Students United; a nonprofit organization that represents Minnesota State university students and advocates for higher education policies that will make a positive impact for university students and their communities. He is deeply rooted in his community and has served on the Longfellow Community Council Board of Directors and as the Neighborhood Development and Transportation Committee co-chair. He currently serves on the World’s Best Workforce Equity Advisory Committee for Minneapolis Public Schools, in addition to being the Outreach and Inclusion Officer for the Senate District 63 DFL.
Tom lives in the Longfellow Neighborhood of Minneapolis with his wife, Ellie, and their two sons Remy (3) and Julien (4 months). In their free time, you can find them running around Brackett Park or stopping into one of the many amazing shops or restaurants on East Lake Street.
Tom’s vision includes increased transparency and open communication with his neighbors as he pursues progressive policy solutions. He will focus on fostering a culture of listening and learning, in order to bring authentic and effective leadership to city hall. Tom hopes to reset, reimagine, and rebuild a new version of Minneapolis that is safe, sustainable, and just.