After a string of straw poll wins and leading the incumbent commissioner in the first quarter fundraising report, Conservative State Senator Bruce Thompson announced today the support from over 130 Republican grassroots activists.
“There’s nothing more important than the grassroots,” said Senator Bruce Thompson. “These are the activists who guide the heart and soul of our party and do the work, often unseen, that ensures our state and government is helmed by effective conservative representation. I’m honored to know the grassroots of our party see that we need change in the office of Labor Commissioner, and I’m honored to earn their support.”
Thompson is seeking a change in leadership at a department that has been mired in bad publicity about its performance during the last two years. These leaders join over 50 Republican elected officials who recently endorsed Bruce Thompson over the failed incumbent.
Bruce Thompson has served in the Georgia State Senate since 2013, representing Bartow, Cherokee, and parts of Cobb County. Over the past 7 years in the Senate, he has served as the Chairman of Science and Technology, Veterans, Military, and Homeland Security, and currently chairs Economic Development and Tourism.
It has often been said that Bruce Thompson is not afraid of rolling up his sleeves and getting dirty. Whether on a jobsite or just volunteering, he is not afraid of work especially if it involves helping others. His “get it done” spirit, rooted in his childhood from Montana growing up on a farm, life was anything but easy. After attending college on a wrestling scholarship, Bruce went on to service four years in the United States Military as a Tank Commander.
Since his time serving in the military, Bruce has been referred to as a serial entrepreneur because of the variety of businesses he has successfully launched or turned around.
He initiated his first venture when he was 10 years old by selling fresh milk from the farm to local school bus drivers. When he turned 22, he launched The Thompson Group in South Florida to provide tenant improvements to 11 shopping centers.
Since then, Bruce has successfully started 2 automatic swimming pool cover businesses that grew to become the largest in the Southeast prior to being acquired in 2018. In 2007, he formed The Thompson Insurance Group from scratch, and over the next 9 years grew it to 6 offices and over 10 million in premiums.
Bruce lives in Cartersville, Georgia with his wife Rebecca (Becky), daughter Faith and son Maxwell. Although credited with many business and political accolades over the years, Bruce’s biggest accomplishments are raising his two children alongside his wife of 24 years, Becky.