Tom was born and raised in Lycoming County, where his father, Joseph, worked two jobs as a firefighter and janitor. Tom went straight to work on the floor of a local manufacturing facility after graduating from high school and worked for years before deciding that he wanted to pursue a college education. Tom graduate magna cum laude from Lycoming and finish a law degree from the Dickinson School of Law within five years. From 2002 to 2007, Tom served as Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and has later been elected as the representative in House for PA's 10th district.
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