April 17, 2014
Fred J.G. Thomas has filed for the South Carolina House of Representative District 54 seat.
Thomas is a retired educator with 38 years in public education, which includes Marlboro County and Scotland County, North Carolina.
Fred Thomas is a native of Marlboro County, and the son of the late Fred G. Thomas and Alma Pearson Thomas. He is married to DeElizabeth Covington Thomas, and they are the proud parents of LaShawn Thomas-Bridges (Damian Bridges), Frederick Murphy and grandparents of Mariah Murphy and Ian Thomas Bridges.
He is a graduate of Bennettsville High School, Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, and Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Past employment includes a fourth grade teacher, principal of Blenhiem Primary and Elementary School, Wallace Elementary/Middle School, and Bennettsville Middle School. Later, he transitioned to the position of executive director of Human Resource Services of Marlboro County School District.
After retiring from Marlboro County School District, he accepted a position with Scotland County High School as principal of Business Finance and Marketing. The School of Business Finance and Marketing was a part of North Carolina new schools project initiative, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. His last position with Scotland County was director of Career Technical Education and Workforce Development.
Fred Thomas is a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church in Bennettsville, where he serves as chairman of the Deacon Board.
“Education is my passion, and future generations must be equipped to meet the challenges that are ahead to excel in the workforce,” Thomas said. “It is my desire to serve the citizens of Marlboro County, the Pee Dee area and the State of South Carolina as the Representative of District 54.”