Tom Whiteside

Labor Representative
(218) 885-3242 x224

Tom grew up in a union-supported household with a strong tradition of hard work. In the 70’s, both of Tom’s parents worked as union laborers in some of Mother Nature’s cruelest conditions on the Alaskan pipeline, and today his father is still a dues-paying member of the Laborers Local 1097 in Virginia. As an employee for the City of Hibbing, Tom’s mother was a member AFSCME 65 for many years. Tom is union-made.

Tom graduated from the University of Washington in 2012 with a B.A. in Political Science with a focus on Economics. After graduating, Tom worked as a mechanic’s apprentice and semitruck driver in his family’s heavy equipment rental company in Hibbing.

 In 2014, Tom began working in the U.S. House of Representatives for 8th District Congressman Rick Nolan. During this time, Tom advocated for expanding rural broadband and protecting our steel industry from illegally subsidized imports. Additionally, Tom performed casework to help military veterans and older adults from Northern Minnesota receive the federal benefits that they had earned and deserved.

Tom represents the following local unions:

LocalEmployer
0105-0021COMMUNITY HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION CLOQUET
0105-0025ST LUKES HOSPITAL
0105-0026ESSENTIA ST MARYS DULUTH CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM
0105-0031ESSENTIA HEALTH MOOSE LAKE
0105-0107GUARDIAN ANGELS HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER 
0105-0121MOOSE LAKE VILLAGE
0105-0122INTER-FAITH CARE CENTER
0453-0003KINNEY CITY
0545-0001CLOQUET CITY
0545-0002CLOQUET SCHOOL ISD #94
0545-0003ESKO SCHOOL ISD #99
0545-0004WRENSHALL SCHOOL ISD #100
0545-0005MOOSE LAKE SCHOOL ISD #97
0545-0006ESKO SCHOOL ISD #99
0545-0007CLOQUET SCHOOL ISD #94
0545-0008CLOQUET SCHOOL ISD #94
0545-0009CLOQUET SCHOOL ISD #94
0545-0010CLOQUET CITY
0791-0001HIBBING CITY
1119-0001FAIRVIEW RANGE REGIONAL
1119-0005FAIRVIEW RANGE REGIONAL
1647-0006HINCKLEY CITY
2750-0000CARLTON COUNTY 
2750-0002CARLTON COUNTY 
2827-0000LAKE COUNTY ROAD AND BRIDGE
3594-0000ARROWHEAD TRANSIT AEOA
3789-0001EAST CENTRAL SCHOOL ISD #2580
3789-0002BARNUM SCHOOL ISD #91