Mike Thom currently serves as the Deputy Political Director at the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). In this role, Mike helps oversee the NRCC’s Regional Political Directors to ensure the re-election of Republican incumbents and defeat of Democrats to win back the House majority. Mike also oversees all U.S. House special elections for the NRCC. The NRCC has won every special elections in the 2020 cycle under his leadership, including NC-09, the second most expensive U.S. House special election to date. Additionally, Mike works with NRCC Recruitment Chair Congresswoman Susan Brooks on candidate recruitment nationally; under NRCC Chairman Tom Emmer and Congresswoman Brooks’ leadership, the NRCC has recruited more Republican women and diverse candidates for the House than ever before.
During the 2018 cycle, Mike served as a Regional Political Director for the Midwest region at the NRCC. In that role, Mike oversaw the only two competitive House seats to flip to the Republican party in 2018, both in Minnesota. In the 2016 cycle, he managed Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick’s (PA-01) successful first congressional campaign, which was the most expensive open seat in the 2016 cycle. Mike has also worked on three presidential campaigns and a U.S. Senate race. He’s a proud Iowan and resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Emily.