Thomas was born and raised in Edmonton and is proud to call Edmonton home. He is known as a passionate, strong, and effective voice in the Legislature and is the youngest MLA elected in Alberta’s history.
Thomas is the second child of refugee parents. His parents came to Canada following the Vietnam War as part of the many boat people welcomed to Canada.
His work around anti-racism, helping racialized communities, and strengthening education is guided by his family’s past. The hard work and dedication his parents brought with them is something he strives to honour every single day.
Prior to entering politics, Thomas worked as a software consultant at various startups and was an activist and advocate for education.