Meet Thomas

An Educator, a Veteran, and a Candidate


the Candidate

Thomas Tzitzura*

A Graduate of Lane Tech H.S., Chicago 1970. B.S. Physical Education, University of Illinois Chicago 1975. University varsity athlete football, fencing, soccer. Enlisted U.S. Navy 1977. Commissioned Ensign 1978. Earned Naval Flight Officer wings 1979. Flown on over 150 reconnaissance missions as navigator, EW officer, and mission director SEVAL. Entered the Naval Reserves 1990. Promoted to Commander. Assigned as Commanding Officer NR CV-62 USS Independence Augmentation Unit. Volunteered for three six month deployments to Saudi Arabia 1995-1998. Arizona science teacher 2001-2012.