Mr. Thomas has served on the Committee since 1999 and is a registered Democrat. He is an attorney in private practice in Nome. He has also worked for the State of Alaska in Nome as a magistrate and public defender and with Alaska Legal Services Corporation. In addition to his law degree, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. Mr. Thomas is very active in the Nome Kennel Club and has run and finished the 1,150 mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race twice.
Mr. Thomas serves as vice chair of the Senate Subcommittee for the term 2011-2012. His term expires in January 2013.