|Iowa House of Representatives District 87|
| Assumed office|
| Current term ends|
|Profession||Commercial Loan Officer and Appraiser|
Sands is a Commercial Loan Officer and Appraiser with Columbus Junction State Bank. He has previously been a Life Insurance Agent with Life Investors Company from 1994-1998, Appraiser with Vanguard Appraisals from 1996-1997, Sales Manager of the Sajak Farm Implement Company from 1990-1993, and Owner/Operator of Grain and Livestock Farm from 1972-1992.
Sands is a Township Trustee in Concord Township, Finance Director of the Louisa County Farm Bureau, Charter Member/First Commander of the Sons of the American Legion, and a member of the United Methodist Church.
- Legislative Council
- Public Safety
- Rebuild Iowa and Disaster Recovery
- Subcommittee on Fiscal
- Subcommittee on Transportation, Infrastructure, and Capitals Appropriations
- Ways and Means (Ranking Member)
Sands is running for re-election to the 87th District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. He was also unopposed in the Republican primary. The general election takes place on November 2, 2010.
On November 4, 2008, Sands was re-elected to the 87th District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Frank Best (D).  Sands raised $136,821 for his campaign, while Best raised $263,534. 
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 87|
|Thomas Sands (R)||6,949|
|Frank Best (D)||6,115|
In 2008 Sands collected $136,821 in donations.
His for largest contributors were:
|Iowa Republican Party||$25,681|
|Iowa Bankers Association||$20,500|
|Iowans for Tax Relief||$15,000|
|Sands, Thomas R.||$4,028|
- Iowa House of Representatives - Rep. Thomas Sands
- Project Vote Smart profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
|Iowa House of Representatives District 87
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