Thomas Taft Jr. joined the N.C. Board of Transportation in June 2018 as an at-large member. In August 2020 he became the representative for District 2, which comprises Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Pamlico and Pitt counties.
Taft is a Principal at the investment company Taft Family Ventures, and serves on the Greenville Board of Adjustments and the board of directors of the ECU Medical and Health Sciences Foundation.
Taft previously served on the Pitt-Greenville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Uptown Greenville Board of Directors, and the Greenville Museum of Art Board of Trustees. He also served as the governor's appointee to the Eastern Regional Economic Development Council (now NCEast).
Taft is a native and resident of Greenville. He attended the College of Charleston. He and his wife Blair have two sons, Thomas III and James Alexander.