Representative Wendi Thomas
State Representative – 178th District
Northampton Township, Pennsylvania
Episode 2 – Season 3
Thomas is a longtime Northampton Township resident, experienced business
executive and dedicated public servant who served her community as a school
board director for the Council Rock School District prior to being elected to
the state House of Representatives in 2018 for the 178th District. In 2020, she
was elected to her second term.
She serves on the Insurance Committee, the Children and Youth Committee, the Aging and Older Adult Services Committee, and the Professional Licensure Committee.
Thomas began serving her community as a volunteer in her local parent-teacher organizations that led to her being named to the Council Rock School Board where she was re-elected three times. While on the school board, she was chosen as president and vice president, and served as the chair of the Finance and Academic Standards committees. She serves on the Children and Youth Committee, the Aging and Older Adult Services Committee, the Professional Licensure Committee, the Local Government Committee, and the Insurance Committee.
Wendi also serves on The Pennsylvania Commission for the United States Semiquincentennial (America250PA). This commission comprises current and past leaders of Pennsylvania, private citizens, and industry leaders, celebrating the rich history and diversity of the state. To learn more, please visit: https://www.america250pa.org/the-commission
Thomas’s work on the school board was enhanced by her extensive business experience. Before joining the board, Thomas worked for a small start-up company in the health care industry that ultimately grew into a national firm. While at Healthcare Advocate of Plymouth Meeting, Thomas rose from Account Manager to Senior Vice President.
Prior to joining Healthcare Advocate in 2005, Thomas worked as a project manager at Axis Inc. from 2001 to 2005, and as a district manager at Aetna, from 1987 to 2000.
Wendi has been married to her husband, John—known as J.T.– for 30 years. They met in their senior year at Gettysburg College. They have lived in Northampton Township for 26 years and are the parents of three children: John III, Justin and Stephanie, all graduates of Council Rock High School.