Meet Thomas Calloway
Thomas is a husband, small business owner, community activist and elected city council member who has served on numerous local, regional, and statewide boards. He believes service to others increases the vibrancy of life and the community at large.
He is seeking to be the next representative for Georgia's 62nd State House District (including parts of East Point, College Park, the city of South Fulton, and Atlanta).
An Atlanta native, Thomas was born in East Point and grew up in the northern metro area. He studied chemical engineering at Georgia Tech and later was a financial professional for a brokerage firm.
In 2007, after working on his own home, he started his own small construction and redevelopment company in East Point which he still owns today. His work took him throughout the region and sparked his fire to get involved in tackling the challenges brought on by the great recession.
In 2015, his community activism led to a successful run for East Point City Council where he has diligently served as a member until recently qualifying to run to serve the residents of Georgia House District 62.
Throughout his time in public office, he has worked with agencies and organizations including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Atlanta Community Food Bank, and other local non-profits to establish food distribution sites in East Point and surrounding areas for families in need. In the last 18 months, he has coordinated the distribution of over 6 million pounds of food to provide nutrition assistance for more than 3,900 families.
A few ways Thomas has served the region:
Served as an East Point City Council Member for 6 years (2016–2022) and was elected by his council colleagues to be provisional Mayor Pro-Tem and Budget and Finance Committee chair.
Georgia Municipal Association Southwest District 3 President covering the cities of East Point, Hapeville, College Park, City of South Fulton, Fairburn, Chattahoochee Hills, Palmetto, and Union City.
Serves as a member of the Georgia Municipal Association Board of Directors which represents all cities in the state of Georgia.
As a small business owner and elected official, he partnered with elected leaders from East Point, College Park, Hapeville, State Legislators, and Fulton County Commissioners to create the Tri-Cities Small Business Fair to share and enhance economic opportunities for job seekers and business owners in the South Fulton Region.
Served on the Welcoming America Steering Committee with elected officials from Fulton, Dekalb, Gwinnett, and Henry counties to develop the Regional Strategic Welcoming Plan to create an inclusive metro Atlanta where all people have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Appointed to serve on the Fort McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Association which makes redevelopment decisions for the former Fort McPherson, located in the City of Atlanta near the East Point border.
Attended and Graduated from Urban Land Institute Atlanta Center For Leadership class of 2019.