Meet Thomas

It is my honor to announce my candidacy for the Louisiana State House of Representatives to serve the individuals who live in House District 6. These individuals reside in multiple neighborhoods on the southeast side of Shreveport and in a portion of Bossier City that is adjacent to Four-Star General commanded Barksdale Air Force.

I grew up in Shreveport and graduated from two schools that reside in the district: A.C. Steere Elementary and C.E. Byrd High School. At Byrd, I had the privilege of serving as Student Council president, among other various leadership roles. Then, I attended Texas Christian University and graduated as cum laude from the Honors Program and served as student body president. During college, I also had the tremendous experience of serving President George W. Bush as an intern and volunteer in 2007 and 2008. After completing law school at Loyola University New Orleans, I returned to Shreveport.

Since returning home with my wife Maggie in 2013, I have had the honor of serving as a law clerk to U.S. District Court Chief Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. In addition, I have practiced civil defense litigation, labor and employment, and corporate litigation, most currently at Wilkinson, Carmody, and Gilliam.

I also have had the great pleasure of being involved in various community organizations, including serving as the Chairman of the Community Renewal Young Professionals, on the board of Robinson Film Center, and president of the Young Lawyers Section of the Shreveport Bar Association.

I am running for the State House because I am concerned about the future of Shreveport-Bossier City. Maggie and I are the proud parents of a two-year-old son. I am running to ensure that the future of Shreveport-Bossier City is better for him and all of the children of our community. I believe that my job, if elected, is to make Shreveport-Bossier City a better place for individuals and families. Northwest Louisiana has a tremendous opportunity to build on the success of Barksdale Air Force Base, and grow health care-, transportation-, and private-sector jobs.

I believe that strong, conservative leadership, a willingness to cut government waste, open transparency, and the ability to successfully voice the concerns and interests of our community in Baton Rouge can help make northwest Louisiana a stronger place for all of us to thrive.

Thank you for taking the interest in this campaign! I hope to have an opportunity to talk with you personally during the months ahead. Feel free to reach out to me via this page, or email me at thomas@thomaspressly.com