Tom Edwards has more than 40 years of proven entrepreneurial business experience, he was the founder and owner of an extremely successful employment service with 2000 daily placements. He also has 11 years of small business advocacy at the state legislative level, as a lobbyist in the New York General Assembly in Albany, NY. Tom was elected to the Sarasota County School Board in 2020. He is an avid Masters rower at Sarasota Crew. He is a founding member of the Newtown Rowing Initiative.