Laramie, Wy – Gov. Dave Freudenthal said Senator Thomas was the kind of politician who worked hard to represent the values and beliefs of his constituents.
"Senator Thomas understood and practiced the art of representative democracy. He traveled Wyoming nearly every weekend, spoke with the citizens of the state and would often ask them what did they think about an issue?"
Freudenthal praised the senator's defense of public lands and his advocacy for the state's national parks. The Governor ordered flags to be lowered to half staff.