Tickets For The Campaign Kickoff Event Start At $2
AGOURA HILLS, CA — Newspaper Publisher and State Senate Candidate George Thomas is officially kicking off his campaign with a BBQ and “Friend-Raiser” in Agoura Hills this August 1st, 2015.
“This campaign is about the future, and getting more people involved in the political process. By hosting a campaign event where $2 gets you in the door, we are casting a wider net and incorporating the basic foundations of our representative democracy. We believe that everyone should play a part in our elections, and not just the rich and well connected,” said Honorary Mayor and Council President George Thomas.
Thomas is a direct descendant of two signers of the Declaration of Independence, and both relatives are pictured on the back of the $2 bill. (Arthur Middleton & Benjamin Harrison V)
Thomas owns and publishes a weekly newspaper called The Government Center Gazette & Van Nuys News Press, and has since February 2007. Thomas worked as a Congressional Aide for Rep. Brad Sherman from 1997-2001. Thomas lives in Agoura Hills with his wife and son, and maintains newspaper offices in Van Nuys, Lake Balboa, Woodland Hills & Agoura Hills.
George Thomas was elected to the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council in 2010, and successfully ran for Council President in 2012. Thomas was unanimously re-elected Council President in September 2014, and continues to preside over the largest neighborhood council in the San Fernando Valley. (The total population of Van Nuys is 171,075 people, with 58,640 total households.)
Thomas also volunteers for the LAPD Van Nuys Division and sits on the Community Police Advisory Board. The Community Police Advisory Board (C-PAB) is a group of volunteers who live or work in the Van Nuys Area, comprised of the following neighborhoods: Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, Valley Glen, Sherman Village, Valley Village and a small portion of Studio City. The C-PAB members advise and inform LAPD’s Van Nuys Area Commanding Officer of the pressing public safety and quality of life concerns on behalf of the Community, an area of 30 square miles with over 325,000 residents. (www.ThomasForStateSenate.com)