Experience & Qualifications
  • Married 45 years. Tom & his wife Rachel raised six children: Jake, Zach, Marc, Claire, Julie and Paul and have one grandchild so far; Henry.
  • Your Mayor past four years.
  • Served 32 years on the Florissant City Council, serving with two Mayors and 33 different council members. No other candidate in this race has as much experience in public office.
  • Served as City Engineer for two years prior to being elected to the council.
  • Member, North County, Inc. Board of Directors.
  • Member, St. Louis County Municipal League Board of Directors.
  • Appointed to the Board of Directors, Mid-East Area Agency on Aging.
  • Has networked extensively throughout the region and knows most Mayors and City Managers in St. Louis and St. Charles counties on a first-name basis.
  • Veteran who served two tours of duty in Vietnam and one in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba with the US Navy Seabees as a surveyor. "SeaBees Can Do! The difficult we do at once, the impossible may take a bit longer!"
  • Civil Engineering graduate of University of Missouri at Rolla, class of 1975.
  • Earned Certified Financial Planner Designation in 1992 from the CFP Board.
  • Member, Florissant Rotary.
  • Member, Greater North County Chamber of Commerce.
  • Member, Vietnam Veterans Association.
  • Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW.
  • Member, American Legion.
  • Member, Old Town Partners.Tom Schneider
  • Member, Engineers Club of St. Louis.
  • Founded the Project Lift Off Youth Holiday party in 1989 to promote the police D.A.R.E. program.
  • Member, St. Ferdinand Parish and Mens Club.

RIGHT: Tom receives a Public Service Award from North County Incorporated President Mark Tranel in 2008.