Martin A. Thomas Jr.

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Incumbent


Martin Thomas earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and then graduated from the University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law [2]. Thomas is a partner at the Decker Law Firm, litigating personal injury cases among other areas, and he teaches a class, “Life Beyond the Felony: How to Restore Your Rights” [4]. He currently serves as a member of the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization and on the Greater Wards Corner Task Force. Thomas has also served on the Norfolk Planning Commission and the Norfolk Architectural Review Board [2]. He has been a member of the Norfolk City Council since 2016 [1].

Key Issues


Thomas has worked to get pedestrian safety accommodations installed on Hampton Boulevard [3]. He supports expanded light rail [5].


Thomas advocates for more transparency in the City Council [5]. 


Thomas wants to address crime by addressing poverty through education and workforce training initiatives [5].


No endorsements could be found.


1 Ballotpedia
2 The City of Norfolk 
3 Facebook 
4 The Decker Law Firm
5 The Virginian-Pilot