|Mayor of Orange City|
November 2011 – November 2016
|Preceded by||Harley Strickland|
|Succeeded by||Gary A. Blair|
|Councilman of Orange City District 6|
November 2005 – November 2011
|Born||December 30, 1947|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Sondra M. "Gail" Laputka|
|Alma mater||Southern Illinois University|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||255 lb (116 kg)|
|NFL draft||1972 / Round: 11 / Pick: 279|
|Drafted by||San Francisco 49ers|
|1971–1973||Ottawa Rough Riders|
|Career highlights and awards|
Thomas W. Laputka (born December 30, 1947) is an American retired gridiron football player who played for the Ottawa Rough Riders and Edmonton Eskimos. He won the Grey Cup with Ottawa in 1973, and with Edmonton in 1975. He played college football at Southern Illinois University. Heis also a retired businessman and served as a councilman and in 2011 was elected mayor of Orange City, Florida, serving through the end of 2016.
Laputka served[when?] as a councilman representing District 6; he decided to run for mayor in 2011. He was able to win in the general election defeating the incumbent mayor Harley Strickland. He served as the mayor of Orange City, Florida from November 2011 – 2016 after resigning from office  to run for Volusia County Chairman; against three other opponents in the race (incumbent chairman Jason Davis, Greg Gimbert of Daytona Beacon, and Ormond Beach mayor Ed Kelley). Later in the race, he did not win enough votes to make into the general election like Kelly and Davis did that year.
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- Mark Harper Staff Writer. "Orange City mayor loses home in foreclosure - News - Daytona Beach News-Journal Online - Daytona Beach, FL". News-journalonline.com. Retrieved 2017-01-26.
- "City of Orange City – the Heart of Southwest Volusia".
- "Tom Laputka – Volusia County Council Chair". Tomlaputka.com. Retrieved 2017-01-26.
- "Four men want to be chair of Volusia County | The West Volusia Beacon". Beacononlinenews.com. 2016-07-20. Retrieved 2017-01-26.
- "Florida election results 2016: Volusia County". Orlando Sentinel. 2016-11-08. Retrieved 2017-01-26.
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