Tom believes in service, leadership, and America. He retired from the United States Navy with over 20 years of service after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. His love of family and home brought him back to Minnesota, and his love of country and desire to continue to serve led him to run to represent Minnesotans of the 3rd District. Tom was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, and raised in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He graduated from Eden Prairie High School and then attended the University of Notre Dame, participating in the Navy ROTC program. Tom graduated with honors in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and was commissioned in the Navy in 2001. He served as a submarine officer for over 20 years. Tom is running to represent his fellow Minnesotans in Congress to fight for the country he loves and to ensure that each and every child has the opportunity to live his or her American dream.