About Tom Fast
Tom Fast was the first Republican elected in Fayette County in 86 years, now seeking a third term for the West Virginia House of Delegates, 32nd District. He brings significant legal experience to the office. Tom is a native of West Virginia and was raised on a farm. Farm life taught him to approach situations with an "How can this be done" mentality. Tom’s parents, Lonnie, retired from North American Philips, and Betty, retired as a Registered Nurse, continue working the farm and enjoy serving the Lord Jesus as much as they can.
In 1984, Tom graduated from North Marion High School, Farmington, West Virginia. He graduated from Fairmont State College (now University) in 1989, mostly paying his own way, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. While at Fairmont State, Tom served on Student Government as the Board of Regents representative, making him a member of the governing council for higher education in West Virginia. Tom also participated in an internship at the West Virginia Legislature, where he was assigned to the House of Delegates. At the end of the internship, Tom was chosen by his fellow interns to address the entire House chamber for the farewell speech.
Tom and Lisa were married in July 1989. They have one lovely daughter, Madison. In 1990, Tom began his law school studies at Regent University, a fine Christian law school in Virginia. Tom received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1993. That same year, Tom and Lisa moved to Fayette County where Tom worked with the law firm of Conrad and Clay/ Conrad Law Offices for three years. In 1996, Tom opened his solo law practice in Fayetteville, where he continues to work in the general practice of law.
Tom enjoys the practice of law, serving the community in matters of corporate law, civil and criminal cases, property disputes, injury cases, wills, deeds, estate probate, etc. Tom is licensed to practice law in every state and federal court in West Virginia. He has handled cases in multiple Circuit Courts throughout the state and has made many appearances before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court. Tom has also handled cases before multiple administrative agencies including the West Virginia Board of Review, Real Estate Commission, Division of Labor, Human Rights Commission, Public Service Commission, Department of Environment Protection, Office of Tax Appeals, and County Commissions. He has also served as hearing examiner for the Board of Education.
In addition to the busy practice of law, Tom, along with Lisa, has engaged in numerous other community activities including serving more than ten years as state Youth Directors for the West Virginia Free Methodist Church, Sunday School teachers for adults, youth and children, leading a chapter of the Christian Coalition in the 1990s, speaking to youth during High School career day events, coaching Upward Basketball, volunteering for manual work on Gatewood Elementary School beautification initiative, volunteering for church community "help your neighbor" projects, serving as president of the Fayette County Bar Association of Attorneys, and chairing and serving as a member of the Fayette County Republican Executive Committee.
Besides work, Tom enjoys hunting, fishing, riding ATVs, gardening, boating, reading his Bible, working the land, and generally spending time with family.
As a young lad, Tom accepted Christ as his Savior. Tom is pro life, a strong supporter of the right to keep and bear arms and is a long-time member of the NRA. Tom is also a long-time member of the West Virginia Farm Bureau because he believes in its purpose, and recognizes its positive values and common sense initiatives.