Tom Palzer (born February 1, 1949) was raised in Illinois; now living in Rancho Cucamonga, California. He is married with four adult children and five grandchildren. Tom is a United States Air Force veteran having served in the Security Service monitoring the Arab-Israeli conflict. (1969 - 1972) Tom received his education at Illinois State University, University of Illinois - Chicago, and Governor State University. He graduated with a Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning in 1977. Tom worked as City Planner for the City of Kankakee, Illinois, (1979 - 1986) a city located an hour south of Chicago. He was appointed Executive Director of Planning for the Kankakee County Planning Commission in 1986 (1986 - 1997). In 2000, Tom accepted the position of Deputy Director for Operations with the State of Illinois at CATS - the Chicago Area Transportation Study responsible for consolidating the transportation plans for the City of Chicago, Cook County, six suburban counties and 234 municipalities. Tom retired in 2008 at the age of fifty-eight (58) and in 2010 moved to Rancho Cucamonga with his wife to enjoy golf, entering the PGA/PGM Program in 2013, BUT on December 14, 2014, growing very concerned with the state-of-affairs in Sacramento, Washington, and the Nation, he decided that his thirty-two (32) years of experience working with and advising elected and appointed officials at all levels of government, would make him a strong, conservative Republican member of the U.S. Senate. Tom ran for a local office in 2000 and for the U.S. Senate in 2016. Currently, he is the State Coordinator for the Foundation to Stop Top 2; an initiative to repeal the Top Two Candidate Open Primary Act.were talking to your customers.