Sanjay Thomas is an attorney by education, an insurance agent by vocation, and a public servant by aspiration.
Sanjay is a lifelong Marylander. From an early age, he was raised with a strong sense of community. During his time in high school and college, Sanjay helped form and lead a youth community service organization at his church, called The Real Word. He continued to work with his church and is currently a participating church elder. During his time leading out in community endeavors, he enjoyed spending time serving and building relationships with people from a variety of neighborhoods and backgrounds. As a proud Terp alumni, he attended the University of Maryland at College Park, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Finance, with Honors, a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and a Citation in Philosophy. He went on to Washington and Lee University School of Law, earning a Juris Doctor degree.
After law school, Sanjay served as a judicial law clerk at the Circuit Court for Baltimore City for the Honorable George L. Russell, III. It was at this time that his passion and love for Charm City took root. In his judge, he witnessed a person in a position of influence taking the time and energy to make a difference in the lives of disenfranchised Baltimore residents. Sanjay was inspired and realized that he had the skill and desire to make a similar impact.
After serving as a Policy Analyst with the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Sanjay would go on to become a small-business owner as an insurance agent. He would build relationships with hundreds of Maryland families, while looking after their insurance interests. With a great staff, Sanjay has been able to open a second agency and transform his first agency into an award-winning operation that has since doubled in size.
Sanjay currently lives in Bolton Hill with his wife Mayuri, a licensed marriage and family therapist. As a resident and business owner in the legislative district, he is fully vested in the future of the 40th. Drawing from his diverse experience, Sanjay will bring fresh, innovative, and tangible solutions. Above all, Sanjay’s deep-rooted passion for bringing people together for the collective good makes him the choice for change.