Senator Dave Thomas

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District 18 :: South Weber City, Sunset City, Hill AFB, East Layton, Uintah Town, Washington Terrace City, South Ogden City, Ogden City, Davis County and Weber County.

Some say that politics is the art of compromise. There are times, however, when you must be willing to fall on your sword for a cause that is just or principle that is true. Some people suspect that I do that all too often. Maybe they have a point; I am certainly passionate about what I believe. I was raised in the shadow of Washington D.C., and national politics was our nightly fare. I learned that doing what is right is hard work, but worthy of the effort.

That’s how I try to live my life and what I try to bring to the legislature. Difficult and controversial issues don’t scare me. I speak my mind because I believe that is what the residents of Weber and Davis counties, who I represent, expect from me.

Biographical Sketch:

Senator David L. Thomas was born in Washington, D.C. and graduated with a law degree from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Senator Thomas served in the United States Army as a Judge Advocate, ultimately achieving the rank of Major. While serving as a Judge Advocate, Senator Thomas was an appellate attorney practicing before the federal appeals courts in Washington, D.C. and at the U.S. Supreme Court. He currently serves as the Chief Civil Deputy Summit County Attorney. Dave is recognized throughout the State as an authority on land use and municipal law matters. He lives with his wife, Lynn, and their four children in South Weber City, Utah.

Senator Thomas is the current Chair of the Executive Offices and Criminal Justice Appropriations Subcommittee, Chair of the Interim Judiciary Committee, Chair of the GRAMA Task Force, and Chair of the Senate Education Standing Committee. He has led the fight in the Utah legislature for meaningful tort reform.








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