Mayor Thomas J. Broderick, Jr., is a life-long resident of Anderson, Indiana. Tom is 64 years old and is the older of two children. His father Tom Sr. was an elected county public official who served in office for 44 years. His mother Katy was a registered nurse who practiced nursing in the community for 40 years. Tom’s sister Suzan is a sales manager for a national hotel chain. Tom is the proud father of two adult children, Evan, an attorney and Ryan, an electrical worker. Tom has one granddaughter Harper, who is 2 years old.
Mayor Broderick graduated from Anderson High School in 1971. He graduated and received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Ball State University in 1975. Tom served as an intern in the Indiana State Senate working with the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Committee on Local Government. He attended Oklahoma City University School of Law and graduated from Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis where he received his Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree in 1978. Tom is admitted to the practice of law before the Indiana Supreme Court, the Indiana Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago and the United States Supreme Court, Washington, D.C.
Before being elected Mayor, Tom practiced law for 36 years. His areas of practice included both civil and criminal law. Tom also served as a deputy prosecuting attorney, Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and as the elected Prosecuting Attorney for his county for a total of 12 years. He also served as a public defender for over 15 years.
Tom was also elected and served 12 years as a member of the Madison County Council, serving twice as its president. Tom was also Chairman of the Madison County Personnel Board, member of the Community Corrections Advisory Board, the Madison County Data Board and member of the Board of Directors for the Anderson/Madison County Visitors and Convention Bureau.
Tom was a city attorney for the city and served as legal counsel for the Anderson Redevelopment Commission, the Anderson Merit Commission, the Anderson Park Department, the Anderson Parking Authority, the Department of Human Relations, and was counsel to the personnel and the city utility departments.
Tom was elected to serve as mayor in 2015 and began his service January 1, 2016.