Thomas C. Davidson came to Summit County in November 1985 from his family’s farm in eastern Kansas. As a county commissioner, Thomas has focused attention on workforce housing, quality childcare and accessibility to health care. He currently represents Summit County government on the Summit Combined Housing Authority board and serves as its chairman. Thomas has served the past 13 years on the board of Early Childhood Options, which started Summit County’s Head Start program and won voter approval for funding of the county’s Right Start program. In 2013, Gov. Hickenlooper appointed Thomas to the state’s Early Childhood Leadership Commission. Thomas is proud to be Summit County’s first openly gay county commissioner. He actively supports and contributes to several organizations that advocate for the LGBT community, including One Colorado, GLAAD and the Human Rights Campaign.