Daisy Thomas is a dedicated wife to Jared and mother of four to Jasper 17, Lily 16, Tesla 6, and Jack 8.5 months old. Daisy is a lifelong community organizer, building inclusive coalitions to make change. While at the University of Florida she served as Asian Student Union’s Political Director and founded Asian V.O.I.C.E.S., a get out the vote / civic engagement initiative. She also founded the UF SOARS: The Society for Academic Religious Studies and served on the Interfaith Council. As an active member of the Junior League in Florida, California, and Utah, she has served in multiple elected and appointed leadership positions, including Chair of Human Trafficking Awareness and Education, Board Secretary, and Special Events Co-Director.
While homeschooling her children in Utah, Daisy helped open and organize the Utah for Bernie Sanders office and worked as Chief of Staff for Utah Progressives under Jim Dabakis. She has served as a Salt Lake County Democratic Party Precinct Chair, Utah Democratic Asian Pacific Islander Caucus Secretary, and as CD3 National Delegate for Bernie Sanders.
Since her election as Utah Democratic Party Chair, Daisy has traveled the state and nation engaging community leaders, activists, and organizations, speaking at rallies and events about civic engagement and democratic policies. Daisy also serves as a member of the Democratic National Committee Asian American Pacific Islander Caucus as well as on the Democrat National Committee Interfaith Council. As a working, nursing mother, baby Jack accompanies Daisy everywhere she goes.
In addition to volunteering with her three school-age children’s schools, Daisy currently serves as the National Federation of Filipino American Associations Utah Chapter Secretary and on the Junior League of Salt Lake Education and Training Committee.