Rep. Thomas will seek re-election

Published 9:28 pm Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Representative James L. Thomas is proud to announce his candidacy for reelection for the Alabama House of Representative from District 69. Representative Thomas has served the people of District 69, which includes Autauga, Dallas, Lowndes and Wilcox counties, for the past 28 years. He serves on the Ways and Means committee and Banking and Insurance committees of the Alabama House.

Thomas was born in Lowndes County and is the son of James and Rebecca Thomas. Thomas received his Bachelor of Science degree in History and a Master of Arts degree in Secondary Public Education from Alabama State University.

Thomas serves as the only Principal of Wilcox Central High School, which was opened in 1989. During this time Wilcox Central has achieved SACS accreditation and received many state and national honors, including receiving the Bronze Award from U.S. News and World Report for three consecutive years as one of the best 100 high schools in the nation.

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He has served as Treasurer, Vice President and President of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators and has an active role in community affairs. In the June 2001 and May 2002 editions of Ebony Magazine, Thomas was name one of the most “100 Influential Black Americans.”

Thomas is a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in White Hall, and serves as an Adult Sunday School teacher, member of the Senior Choir, Deacon and is a member of the Board of Trustees.

Thomas is married to Evelyn Thomas, and they have one daughter, Angela.