About Tom

Hucker with his family

Council President Tom Hucker was elected to the Montgomery County Council in November of 2014. He is the Chair of the Council’s Transportation and Environment Committee and also serves on the Public Safety Committee. In 2019, Tom was elected by his colleagues to serve as Council Vice President, and in December 2020, he was elected to serve a one-year term as Council President.

Tom is one of two Montgomery County representatives on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. He serves as the Vice Chair of the Washington Suburban Transit Commission, the State body that oversees transit service in our region, including the Washington Metro and MDOT. 

Tom’s entire career has focused on making government more responsive and effective, first as a community organizer and environmental advocate, later as a nonprofit executive and then an elected official. In 2006, Tom was elected to serve in the Maryland General Assembly from Silver Spring and Takoma Park. He was overwhelmingly re-elected in 2010 and represented Montgomery County in Annapolis for eight years.

As a state legislator, Tom successfully authored and passed over 40 laws, including groundbreaking living wage requirements, children’s health initiatives, employee discrimination protections, wind energy expansion and other environmental reforms. While serving on the County Council, he has championed initiatives that have removed lead from school drinking water fountains, improved public transit, expanded solar energy, increased attainable housing and homeownership options, and transformed policing.

Tom lives in Silver Spring with his wife Amy, a clinical social worker who works on behalf of at-risk children and families, and their two young children Sam and Will, who enjoy a language immersion program in the Montgomery County Public Schools.