Tom Fransway

Tom Fransway

Republican for Nevada Assembly District 32

  • Party Affiliation:Republican
  • Religion:Lifelong member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Winnemucca
  • Born:1948, Humboldt General Hospital
Tom Fransway


Associate of Science (A.S.) degree

Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, California


Majored in forestry, minored in animal husbandry


Lineman and Splicer

Nevada Bell / AT&T

(1972 to 2002)

Worked 30 years in outside plant construction and maintenance

Winnemucca Rural Fire Department

Retired as Lieutenant

(1981 - 2004)

County Commissioner

Humboldt County, Nevada

(1991 - 1998, 2002 - 2012)

Business owner

West Wind, LLC

(2003 - present)

After retiring from AT&T, Tom invested in commercial real estate and now owns and manages leased properties.

Tom Fransway for Nevada Assembly District 32

Airplane Pilot

Tom earned a commercial pilot’s license with subsequent banner tow and glider tow operations endorsements.

He spent time backcountry flying for recreation and hunting. He is long-time member of the Cessna 180/185 Club.

Tom Fransway is a Devout Catholic

Man of Faith

Tom is a life-long member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Winnemucca.

Loving Husband

Tom and Ria Fransway were married 18 years ago, in the year 2000. Tom has a daughter, Reagan, and three beautiful grandchildren.

Winnemucca Grammar School Marching Band, circa 1952

Product of Local Public Schools

Tom attended Winnemucca Grammar School and Humboldt County High School, where he received an excellent education. 

Tom served 25 years on the Winnemucca Rural Fire Department


Fransway was a member of the Nevada State Firefighters Association for 23 years retiring as a lieutenant under the command of Chief Neil Wright in 2004. He was inducted into the Winnemucca Rural Fire Department Honor Roll in 2001.

Tom is a Lifelong Nevada Resident

History Buff

Tom loves to study history and collect Nevada and Western antiques.