There comes a time when a man says enough is enough. For Tom Kirby that time has come. Too many elected officials are only interested in getting re-elected and not doing what is right and not doing what needs to be done. Government has grown exponentially for the last 40 plus years, with year after year of politicians dancing around the issues needing to be solved or throwing money at them. We cannot continue to kick the can down the road hoping that someone else will pick it up. Tom is ready to stop talking and start solving the problems we have today.
Tom is an adamant supporter of the Fair Tax. He sees the positive impact will have for all Americans. He also sees the need for Georgia to overhaul the State tax code and implement a state Fair Tax. He believes it is time for Georgia to show the way and lead the nation to implement a tax that is fair for all citizens. Tom has a vision that one day we will be able to own our property and not just rent it from the government.
Tom Kirby has developed his integrity, values and sense of civic purpose through a lifetime of hard work, family and business.
Tom was born February 16, 1961 in Paris, Kentucky. Growing up, he learned the value of hard work on the family’s cattle farm. His extensive involvement in athletics, 4-H, church, and community, planted the seeds early for his lifelong passions and pursuits. After graduation from Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana, he went on to the University of Kentucky earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Economics.
Leaving the farm, Tom has enjoyed more than 25 years in the business world, working for several outstanding corporations. Tom’s business experience has provided him with the acumen and insight of sound fiscal and financial management and policy.
Tom and his wife Rosemary were married in 1991. They have 3 daughters; Courtney, who graduated from the University of Kentucky; Leslie, who studies at Valdosta State University and, Peyton, who is a student at Loganville Middle School. Tom and his family are active members of The Church at the Grove in Walnut Grove where Rosemary serves as the Children’s Program Director.
Tom has been an active leader in the local community. He is a graduate of the Leadership Walton Program and served as the President of the Leadership Alumni Association. He served on the Board of Directors for Walton County Chamber of Commerce holding the Vice Chairman for Economic Development position. He also served as the Chairman of the Board for the Walton Career Academy.
Tom was first elected to the State House of Representative in a special election in March of 2012.