Matt Thomas is a resident of Fox Lake and local practicing attorney. Recently, Matt successfully represented the Fox Lake Homeowner's Association before the Edmond City Council, obtaining a 5-0 vote against a proposed hotel development at the corner of Fox Lake Lane and the I-35 Access Road.
Matt Thomas fights for the residents of Edmond, “. . . believing the citizens of Edmond have a right to the quality of life that they have come to expect.”
Matt was born in 1964 and raised in New Orleans, LA, to a middle-class family. When Matt was 14 years old, he started his own business, providing landscaping, house painting and plumbing services for residents of his neighborhood. At 17, Matt’s parents relocated to Idaho, leaving Matt to fend for himself. Determined to care for himself, Matt added another business to his resume - professional musician. Matt taught guitar lessons at night during the week and performed as a professional musician on weekends and holidays. Matt expanded his music career working as a live audio engineer, recording engineer, and recording producer. At the same time, Matt co-founded and served as the managing partner of MSI Productions, a concert sound and light reinforcement company. From an early age, Matt is no stranger to hard work.
In 1996, Matt moved to the great state of Oklahoma, settling in the Moore/Norman area. Matt, employing his strong work ethic, worked his way into a co-management position with Oklahoma Foreign Auto Sales, Inc., and I-35 Imports, Inc., where he specialized in sales, parts procurement and service of European sports cars. Matt expanded his automotive enterprise in 2005 when he founded I-35 Investment Cars, Inc., remarketing high-end European automobiles. While working in the automotive industry, Matt attended the Oklahoma City University School of Law and earned his law degree, graduating with honors. Currently, Matt is employed as a Senior Litigation Associate with Soderstrom & Associates, PC in Del City, serving clients statewide.
Matt is a proud resident of Edmond. Matt knew he wanted to serve Edmond as more than a tax paying citizen and thought perhaps future service on the Planning Commission or Stormwater Drainage Advisory Board would be beneficial. When Matt was fighting for the rights of his Fox Lake neighbors, he was asked if he would consider running for city council.
During the zoning battle threatening his Fox Lake neighbors, Matt realized, firsthand, that if development, construction, and personal agendas continued in an unbridled fashion, Edmond would lose its unique character and attractive qualities. When Matt learned Ward 2 incumbent Councilwoman Elizabeth Waner would not seek re-election and his opponent is a commercial and residential developer, Matt realized he needed to do more. Eager to help his city and neighbors, Matt has happily accepted the challenge to be the next City Councilman for Ward 2.