GEORGIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ENDORSES REPUBLICAN BRUCE THOMPSON FOR LABOR COMMISSIONER
ATLANTA – The Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the state’s leading business advocacy organization, endorsed Republican Bruce Thompson for Labor Commissioner. As a successful businessman and State Senator, Thompson has a proven record of fighting for business owners, employers, employees and companies across the state of Georgia. As Chairman of the Senate Economic Development Committee, Thompson has sponsored many bills that protected business owners’ rights, helped reduce burdensome regulations and government overreach, and helped create a positive business environment.
“On behalf of the statewide business community, the Georgia Chamber is proud to endorse Bruce Thompson for State Labor Commissioner,” said David Raynor, Chief Public Affairs Officer. “We know that his record as a state senator and business leader will help bolster the state’s efforts to address workforce challenges by helping our able-bodied citizens find employment opportunities. The Chamber appreciates our longstanding working relationship with Senator Thompson, and we look forward to continuing our work with him and the Department of Labor to build a better state for business.”
As Georgia’s next Labor Commissioner, Thompson is committed to working with the Chamber of Commerce and members of the business community across Georgia to make sure the state continues to be the No. 1 place in the country to do business.
“I am honored to receive this endorsement from the Georgia Chamber of Commerce in our race for Labor Commissioner. As a State Senator, I am proud of my record in sponsoring legislation that protects the rights of the Georgia business community,” said Thompson. “I look forward to working with members of the business community to ensure we have a strong workforce and a business-friendly environment, and equip our business owners, leaders, employers and employees with the tools they need to be successful.”
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.