Tom Cope was first elected to the Johnston City Council in 2011. On the Council, he serves on the Public Works and Economic Development Committees. He also serves as a representative for Johnston on the Metro Advisory Council.
A Johnston resident since 2004, Tom lives in Green Meadows West with his wife Lynn, son Davis and daughter Harper. Tom has been active in the community, serving as a youth sports coach in four sports. He has served on the Board of Trustees for his church. He is a partner in a small business that is based in Johnston.