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About Tom Fast

Tom Fast was first elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2014 and has won five straight elections to that office in a row. While finishing his fifth term in the West Virginia House of Delegates, 51st District, Tom will impose his self-administered term limit.  Tom now seeks the office of Circuit Judge of the 15th Judicial Circuit which consists of all of Fayette County, West Virginia. Tom brings significant legal experience to the office, serving the community with his general law practice for decades. Tom is a native of West Virginia and was raised on a farm. Farm life taught him to approach situations with a "How can this be done" mentality. Tom’s parents, Lonnie and Betty retired from North American Philips and as a Registered Nurse, respectively. They continue working the farm and enjoy serving the Lord Jesus to the best of their abilities.

In 1984, Tom graduated from North Marion High School in Farmington, West Virginia. After High School, Tom furthered his education by attending Fairmont State College (now University) in 1989, mostly paying his own way. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. While at Fairmont State, Tom served on Student Government as the Board of Regents representative, making him a member of the governing council for higher education in West Virginia. Tom also participated in an internship at the West Virginia Legislature, where he was assigned to the House of Delegates. At the end of the internship, he was chosen by his fellow interns to address the entire House chamber for the farewell speech.  Amazingly, among the Delegates in attendance during that speech, were Paul M. Blake, Jr. and John W. Hatcher, Jr, both having went on to serve as Circuit Judges of Fayette County for years.

Tom and his wife Lisa were married in July 1989. They have one lovely daughter, Madison who is married to Dillon Brasse, who now have given Tom and Lisa their first grandchild. In 1990, Tom began his law school studies at Regent University, a fine Christian law school in Virginia. Tom received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1993. That same year, Tom and Lisa moved to Fayette County where Tom worked with the law firm of Conrad and Clay/ Conrad Law Offices for three years. In 1996, Tom opened his solo law practice in Fayetteville, where he continues to work in the general practice of law.

Tom enjoys the practice of law, serving the community in matters of corporate law, civil and criminal cases, property disputes, injury cases, wills, deeds, estate probate, etc. Tom has tried both civil and criminal cases before juries.  He has handled cases in multiple Circuit Courts throughout the state and has made many appearances before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court. Tom has also handled cases before multiple administrative agencies including the West Virginia Board of Review, Real Estate Commission, Division of Labor, Human Rights Commission, Public Service Commission, Department of Environment Protection, Office of Tax Appeals, and County Commissions. He has also served as Level II Hearing Examiner for the Board of Education.

In addition to the busy practice of law, Tom, along with Lisa, has engaged in numerous other community activities including serving more than ten years as state Youth Directors for the West Virginia Free Methodist Church, Sunday School teachers for adults, youth and children, leading a chapter of the Christian Coalition in the 1990s, speaking to youth during High School career day events, coaching Upward Basketball, volunteering for manual work at a public school beautification initiative, volunteering for church community "help your neighbor" projects, serving as president of the Fayette County Bar Association of Attorneys, and chairing and serving as a Chairman, a member, and Secretary of the Fayette County Republican Executive Committee.

Besides work, Tom enjoys hunting, fishing, riding ATVs, gardening, boating, reading his Bible, working the land, and generally spending time with family.

As a young lad, Tom accepted Christ as his Savior. Tom is a member of the NRA and the West Virginia Farm Bureau.

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