Michael Anthony Thomas has lived in Southern Maryland for over 30 years. Establishing his roots in the community, he has successfully run his business as a Certified Residential Appraiser in Southern Maryland, doing extensive work in Prince George’s and Calvert Counties.
Michael is a dedicated public servant and has committed himself to bettering the community. He has served as a board member Chairman of the Calvert County Housing Authority and as a volunteer counselor at the Calvert County Detention Center.
An active member of the Catholic Faith community, he has served as a teacher for almost ten years, Lector, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, a member of the Pastoral Committee and as Chairman of the Parish Finance Committee.
Michael’s grandfather, from Malta, was injured in World War I while driving a truck for the Allied forces in the Crimea. He later awoke in the Brooklyn Navy Hospital and while overlooking the New York City skyline from his hospital bed, he vowed to return to the United States when the war was over. Michael’s grandparents immigrated to America from Malta in 1926 where they sought greater opportunity and the American Dream.
Michael was born on June 12, 1954, in the middle of the post-World War II baby boom. Along with his five siblings, he grew up in suburban Long Island, New York. His mother, Mary Zarb Thomas, and father, Anthony Martin Thomas, were both born in New York City. Michael’s father served admirably during World War II as a Navigator, flying B-17’s over Europe in the “Mighty Eighth” Air Force.
Michael graduated from all-boys Catholic High School in 1972 earning a New York State’s Regents Scholarship and placement in the National Honor Society. He then went on to graduate St. John’s University, cum laude, in 1977, with a degree in Government & Politics and a minor in Public Administration. He paid his way through college with part-time work and a few college loans.
In 1979, Michael served as President of the Nassau County Young Republicans and later volunteered to work on a congressional campaign for John LeBoutillier. At the time, the candidate was 27, the campaign manager was 26 and Michael, as the Press Secretary, was 25. Michael and his team pulled off a stunning upset, defeating a 26-year Democrat incumbent. Michael worked a total of 4 years as a Capitol Hill staffer, and later as an appointee in the Reagan Administration where he served as speechwriter for the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
In 1985, Michael moved to Calvert County where he started his family and raised his two children, Anthony and Katherine. Michael and his wife, Annie, married in 2003. The two blended their family of now seven children. Michael’s stepchildren are Brittany and husband Christopher Perry, expecting their fourth child, Allie and husband Jonathan Barbour, parents of three children, Todd Levitas, Rocco Levitas and Joshua Levitas with wife Katherine, expecting their first child. Michael and Annie’s family pet is Mercy, a black and white Shih Tzu. They also have two “grand-dogs,” Marty and Stella, and two “grand-cats,” Grigio and Fluffy.