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Candidate Profile – Thomas

Harold Thomas, running for Alderman Ward I in Fredericktown. (One year unexpired term).

Bio Info;

I have been a resident of Madison County since 1957 and Fredericktown since 1970. I’ve been married to  Diane (Gifford) for 46 years and have raised two daughters and have several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

I have been a part owner/officer of Gifford Lumber Company, Inc. since 1962 as well as part owner/operator of Thomas Farms since 1971.


In the past, I have served as a member of the TIFF Commission; the Fredericktown Air Port Board and the Fredericktown Board of Adjustments.

I served as President of Madison County Improvement Corporation and have  been a member/president of the Fredericktown Jaycees.

I served on the Fredericktown Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years as Firefighter, and Assistant Chief under Darryl Asher.

Currently, I am serving as Alderman in Ward I. Also, I currently serve on the Industrial Development Authority Board and I’m a member of Advisory Committee for Orgill Brothers.

I also serve as Elder at the Fredericktown Church of God Faith of Abraham and First Vice-president for Missouri Church of God State Conference.

I am an honest man with leadership abilities and high moral integrity. I want to continue working for what is best for this community and its people. I look forward to continuing to serve as your Alderman, Ward I.

In what order would you prioritize the top two or three issues facing Fredericktown?

1. The electric infrastructure and rates are one of the top issues that Fredericktown is facing.

2. The fiscal responsibility of the city and working within a sound budget.

3.  Work towards growth and development.

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