Born in Detroit and raised with my two sisters in Dearborn, We learned early on via working in the family business the value of hard work, teamwork, and perseverance.  A graduate of the University of Michigan with two degrees; a Bachelor of Science Industrial and Systems Engineering degree and a Masters of Business Administration.

I have been married to my beautiful wife for 40-years. We have been part of the fabric of this community for 24-years. We have two children and a granddaughter. 

My 40-year career at the Ford Motor Company began working hourly at the Sterling Axle Plant, and I retired as a department manager. In 2011 I came out of retirement and I am presently working in the core Methods department managing multiple purchasing teams dealing with vendor capacity and quality issues. I am also tracking and managing the prototype material budgets for Transmission and Drivelines. Before I retired I worked in multiple engineering positions, managed financial budgets, worked in marketing, held various planning positions, and have built and managed diverse global teams and budgets. I have also worked in the financial services and Insurance industries. 

Today, I want to serve as your choice for Bloomfield Township Supervisor. My commitment to you; I will be a leader that listens your concerns and believes that the citizen's voice matters. 

I will uphold the principles that government should be transparent and respectful of the citizen's, their property, and their tax dollars. 

Government does not have surpluses; it only has excess revenues taken from the taxpayer.

Dave Thomas

My Values 

About Dave Thomas 



  • Family comes first. 
  • Integrity matters.
  • Service above self. 
  • Justice should prevail.
  • Honesty is a given. 
  • Humility is a gift. 
  • Financial transparency in government is a must. 
  • You set your own boundaries. If you haven't failed, you haven't tried. Fear cannot be a limiting factor.

40 Years of Ford Experience

  • 35 years in engineerng
  • 25 Years in Management
  • 7 Years in Strategic Planning
  • 3 Years Department Manager
  • 7 Years managing global teams
  • ​5 Years managing multi-discipline budgets

My promise to you:

  • Government transparency in finances and contracts
  • Respect for all citizen's rights, in all matters
  • Respect for the taxpayer's hard earned money
  • ​Equitable water and sewer rates


Two degrees from U of M

  • School of Engineering 1976
  • Ross School of Business MBA 1985

Member of the Victor's Club and the President's Club

"Michigan stands for integrity and team work!"

Bo Schembechler