Thom Goolsby

Thom Goolsby served on these North Carolina Senate Committees and State Government Commissions:

  • Chairman, Senate Judiciary I Committee
  • Chairman, Senate Joint Appropriations Subcommittee on Justice & Public Safety
  • Chairman, Senate Pathological Materials Committee
  • Chairman, Joint Legislative Committee on Pharmaceutical Products Liability
  • Member, Senate Commerce Committee
  • Member, Senate Education/Higher Education Committee
  • Member, Senate Finance Committee
  • Member, Senate State & Local Government Committee
  • Member, Senate Committee on Lake Jordan
  • Member, Senate Consolidation of Judicial & Prosecutorial Districts Committee
  • Member, Senate Energy Policy Issues Committee
  • Member, Senate Marine Fisheries Committee
  • Member, Senate Mechanics Lien on Real Property Committee
  • Member, Joint Elections Oversight Committee
  • Member, North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission
  • Member, Joint Legislative Study Commission on the Modernization of North Carolina Banking Laws
  • Member, North Carolina Courts Commission
  • Member, Joint Legislative Commission on Government Operations

The Honorable Thom Goolsby was first elected to the North Carolina Senate in 2010, and quickly gained a reputation as a hard-working and dedicated legislator. An accomplished attorney and law professor with two decades of experience in the public and private sector, Senator Goolsby well understood North Carolina law and the state's legal system.

In his first session, Senator Goolsby helped guide legislation through the Senate Judiciary 1 Committee for significant tort reform in North Carolina. He soon became Chairman of this strategic Senate committee.

With major tax changes and budget reform underway, Senator Goolsby was appointed Chairman of the Joint Committee on Appropriations and Oversight for Justice and Public Safety.

During his career in the General Assembly, Senator Goolsby was selected by Senate leaders on numerous occasions to sponsor and lead debate on important bills. Respected in both chambers, Senator Goolsby was recognized by his fellow legislators, lobbyists, staff, and members of the Executive Branch and Council of State as one of the more influential and valued members of the General Assembly.

With vast experience in legislative service, practicing and teaching law, military leadership and media relations, Thom Goolsby stands ready to help his clients achieve their public policy objectives.