About Tom



Tom Brinkman was a member of the Ohio House of Representative for four 2-year terms from 2001 to 2008, when he retired due to constitutionally mandated term limits. During his tenure he maintained a perfect attendance record over eight years and served as Chairman of the House Committee of Commerce and Labor where he crafted House Bill 100, which was part of a one – two punch that turned the corrupt Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation back from the brink of insolvency.  Other legislative accomplishments included the reform of Ohio’s adoption system and forcing state government into the 21st century with the Transparency and Accountability Act.


Known by many of his constituents and supporters as the “Tax Killer” for never voting for a tax increase, he has also led the charge to reduce the size of government, expand individual liberty, and has a 100 percent pro-life voting record.  Furthermore, Tom has won every one-on-one state representative election in which he has competed.




Tom is a graduate of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. (1979) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science.



— Mt. Lookout Civic Club Man of the Year 2008
— Watchdog of the Treasury Award (three times)
— Most Principled legislator (twice – voted by fellow legislators, lobbyists, media, and bureaucrats)




Tom and his wife Cathy live in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Mt. Lookout. They have six children.