Gooden is self-employed as a risk management and business development consultant. He was elected to the Texas House in 2010 and 2012, and narrowly defeated in 2014.
Gooden's wife, Alexa Callegas, previously was a legislative liaison and office manager at Longbow Partners, LLC. She also previously worked for state Reps. Ralph Sheffield and Jim Jackson.
Residential property in Terrell co-owned with Thomas Gooden valued at $83,870