Thomas Nelson has been County Executive of Outagamie County, Wisconsin since 2011. He served three terms in the state assembly, including one as majority leader, the youngest in state history.
His passion for public service came from his parents who founded a Lutheran mission church in Combined Locks, in the shadow of Appleton Coated.
Thomas holds degrees from Carleton College (BA) and the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (MPA). He lives in Appleton, Wisconsin, with his wife, Maria, and their two children, Mary and George, and Lucy, a Yorkshire Terrier.
Mary, Thomas, Maria and George Nelson