Tommy was elected to the Madison City Council, District 5 in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. He is serving his seventh term as the Council President.
Tommy was born and raised in Starkville, Mississippi. His parents Jean and Martha Overcash were educators, his father a Horticulture Professor at Mississippi State University and his mother an English teacher in the Starkville City School System. Tommy and Debbie have known each other since childhood and married in Starkville in 1980. The Overcashes have three sons and daughters-in-law: Cameron and Destanie of Hattiesburg, MS; Chandler and Sarah of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; and Mason and Ashley of Madison AL. The Overcashes have 4 beautiful grandchildren Noah Catherine, Weston, Micah and Laeth.
Tommy holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Mississippi State in Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration in Engineering Management from the Florida Institute of Technology. Tommy transferred from Ft. Worth Texas to Madison County in 1980 and is presently a Senior Software/Systems Engineer with Willbrook Solutions, working at NASA on the SLS Program.
The Overcash family moved to Madison in 1985 (well most of the family, Chandler and Mason were born three weeks after the move). Tommy has been an active volunteer in many church, school, scouts, sports, and civic areas. The Overcashes are members of Asbury United Methodist Church, where Tommy has served on the Finance Committee, the Youth Leadership Council, Elementary Sunday School Teacher, and Prayer Breakfast Team Leader. He has also been on the Board of Directors of the Asbury Community Thrift Store.
Tommy and his sons are all Eagle Scouts. Tommy has been active in Scout Troops most of his life, as a scout then as a Cub Scout Leader and Boy Scout Assistant Scout Master for nine years. Tommy is a charter member of Boy Scout Troop 350, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Tommy has also been actively involved with the Madison County and Madison City School Systems where he has been a long time PTA member, trustee and volunteer, as well as a baseball, soccer, cross country and band booster club member. Tommy has volunteered with local Dixie Youth and Babe Ruth Baseball teams, serving as Assistant and Head Coach as well as an officer on the Dixie Youth and Babe Ruth Baseball Boards for five years. Tommy also worked with AYSO and Club soccer teams. The Overcash family was selected Madison Family of the Year 2001.
Tommy is a member of the Madison Optimist Club where he has served as Vice-President. He is a member of the Ashley Neighborhood Association, Madison Friends of the Library, Madison Station Historical Society, Madison Arts Council, Madison Chamber of Commerce, Huntsville Madison County Chamber of Commerce, Huntsville/Madison County Botanical Gardens, and the Huntsville Madison County Land Trust. Tommy served on the Madison City Planning and Zoning Commission, is a graduate of the 12th Class of the Leadership Huntsville/Madison County Focus Program and a graduate of Class 20 of the Leadership Huntsville/Madison County Program.
Tommy currently serves on the Huntsville/Madison County Library Board as well as the liaison for the Madison Branch, is on the North Alabama Gas District Board, the Madison City School Board and is on the Madison City Human Resource Committee. He was previously the representative to the Madison Industrial Development Board, the Madison Beautification and Tree Board, the Madison Station Historical Society, and the Tennessee Valley BRAC Committee. He is currently the Council Representative to the City Clerk-Treasurer Department and the Human Resources Department.