Tom first got involved in the Orlando Tea Party in mid 2009 and quickly established himself as one of the key leaders on the local scene. He has played an integral role in countless rallies and events throughout the Central Florida area, and was honored to be selected as one of five state leaders to oversee the very first state-wide tea party summit held in Orlando. He is the founder and Editor-In-Chief of the Florida Political Press and original founder of the Central Florida Tea Party Council. His personal story is included in the book on the tea party movement titled Tea Party; An Awakening, which was released nationally in Oct 2010. His future plans center on a continuing effort to educate and motivate average citizens to get involved in the political process and to continue holding government accountable, regardless of party affiliation.