Senator Thom Goolsby is a respected attorney, family man and former Marine Corps officer. Before he became an adjunct professor of law at Campbell University, he was Counsel to the State Crime and Juvenile Law Commissions under Gov. Jim Martin. He is partner and owner of the Goolsby Law Firm and president of Empowered Investor, Inc.
A top graduate of The Citadel, Sen. Goolsby was Regimental Commander of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. He is a member of the Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, holds an MBA from Golden Gate University and a JD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Sen. Goolsby is a familiar radio personality in our region providing policy commentary, legal assistance and investing advice to coastal residents. An avid writer and speaker, he is a compelling public advocate for individual liberty and conservative government.
Sen. Goolsby co-chairs the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Justice and Public Safety and the Senate Appropriations on Justice and Public Safety Committee. He is co-chairman of the Senate Judiciary I Committee and a member of committees on commerce, finance and local government.
The American Conservative Union gave Sen. Goolsby its ‘Defender of Liberty’ award with a 100% rating of his first term voting record. He also received a perfect score for pro-business and jobs votes from The North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation.
Sen. Goolsby resides with his wife, Rachael, son, Fleming, and daughters, Lily and Alabama, in downtown Wilmington. The Goolsbys attend Port City Community Church.