Rodney Tom is one of the area's more interesting politicians. A Republican member of the state house of representatives from Medina representing the 48th LD, he switched parties from Republican to Democrat. It was no a surprise since he seemed a little more Liberal than most of his party members.
He was elected to the state senate as a Democrat, however, he earned the wrath of the Democratic party when he joined a coalition of Conservative Democrats and Republicans to give control of the senate to the Republicans, while becoming Senate majority leader.
He then declined to run for a second term.
This year, he has returned to run for his old senate seat and the NPI blog has found that Tom has two brochures describing two different Rodneys.