Representative Thomas R. Sands View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Birth Place: Muscatine, Iowa
Birth County: Muscatine
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 80 (2003) - 86 (2015)
Home County: Louisa
Thomas R. Sands
Louisa County


Serving fourth term in House.


Assistant vice president, Columbus Junction State Bank, certified real estate appraiser, and farm owner.


Graduated from Columbus Community High School and attended Muscatine Community College.

Memberships and Activities

Served on Columbus Junction City Council. Served as finance chair for City of Columbus Junction. Former township trustee for Concord Township, and Louisa County Central Committee chair. Charter member of the Sons of the American Legion and past first commander. Member of Iowa Corn Growers Association, National Corn Growers Association, Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, Masonic Lodge, Kaaba Shriner, Louisa County Pheasants Forever, NRA, Farm Bureau, Columbus Community Club, and Columbus Junction United Methodist Church. Certified lay speaker.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1954 in Muscatine. Resides in rural Louisa County.

Family Members

Wife Catherine J. Miller-Sands; two sons, one daughter, and five grandchildren.