Thom Holmes has served on the National Executive Committee for a combined 19 years, plus has held state party leadership positions in Oklahoma and Texas for 24 years. He chaired the 1999 committee that resulted in changing the party name to the Constitution Party. After earning an engineering degree from University of Oklahoma, he began his 42 year oil industry career.
Susan, his high school sweetheart and wife of 40 years, was named the 1993 Oklahoma Full-Time Homemaker of the Year by Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum. Susan and Thom were recruited to the Constitution Party in 1996 by Tulsa Eagle Forum leader, Joann Johnson, the sister of United States Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK).
The Holmes couple, along with Daniel New, led the successful 1996 Texas ballot access petition drive of 72,000 signatures, which were collected in a 6-week effort.
Thom and Susan have 3 children, 2 grandchildren and have been a pioneering homeschool family since 1988. The Holmes family lives on his great-grandfather’s Centennial Family Farm in central Oklahoma.