Tom Brewer was elected to his first term on the City Council on June 6, 2006. He serves as chair of the Citizen Development and Enrichment Committee and the Armed Forces Day Committee, and as a member of the the Community Planning and Design, the Transportation, the 2010 Ad Hoc Federal Legislative Advocacy, and the Ad Hoc Centennial Committees. He is also a voting delegate to the Independent Cities Association and to the Municipal Area Express (MAX). In addition, he serves as the alternate voting delegate to the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and the South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG).
Prior to his election to the City Council, Mr. Brewer served on the City's Civil Service Commission wherein he was appointed chairman of the commission from 2000 to 2001 and from 2005 to 2006. He also served on the Environmental Quality and Energy Conservation Commission from 1996 to 1999, and as chairman from 1998 to 1999.
A resident of Torrance since 1953, his contribution to the community includes involvement in organizations such as the Torrance Education Foundation, Southwood Riviera Homeowners' Association and the Southern California Branch American Society of Microbiology.
Tom Brewer is a Clinical Microbiologist at UCLA Medical Center.