Isaiah Thomas is a dedicated public servant from northwest Philadelphia. He is running in the Democratic primary for Philadelphia City Council At-Large. Isaiah has committed his life to building a brighter future for all of Philadelphia.
Isaiah has worked in the non-profit, public and private sectors. He has served as an educator and Associate Dean of Students mentors high school students as the school’s athletic director and head basketball coach; and volunteers for organizations that advocate for communities of color, including the Mayor’s Commission on African American Males and the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia.
He is the co-founder of the Thomas & Woods Foundation, which provides free summer programs for children across the city.
Isaiah believes our city government should work for all 1.5 million residents. As the director of community affairs for the city controller, he visited every neighborhood in the city to connect people with the resources to resolve longstanding municipal service issues and the tools to strengthen their financial education.
Isaiah is a graduate of Penn State University and holds a graduate degree from Lincoln University. He lives in East Oak Lane with his wife, Klissa, and their son, Isaiah Jr.