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Bruce Thompson
Georgia State Senate, District 14
In office
December 12, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedDecember 3, 2013
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionInsurance Agency Owner
Office website
Bruce Thompson is a Republican member of the Georgia State Senate, representing District 14. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on December 3, 2013.



See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014 with a runoff election taking place where necessary on July 22, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Bruce A. Thompson was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3]


See also: Georgia state legislative special elections, 2013

Thompson won election in a special election for Georgia State Senate District 14. The seat was vacant following Sen. Barry Loudermilk's (R) resignation to focus on his Congressional campaign. Thompson faced Christopher G. Nesmith (D), Matt Laughridge (R), Dwight Pullen (R), Dean Sheridan (R) and Nicole Ebbeskotte (R) in the special election, which took place on November 5. As no candidate received more than fifty percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters - Thompson and Laughridge - met in a runoff on December 3, which Thompson won.[4][5][6][7][8]

Georgia State Senate, District 14, Runoff Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Thompson 68.7% 2,982
     Republican Matt Laughridge 31.3% 1,356
Total Votes 4,338


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In 2014, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 13 through March 21.[9]

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Preceded by
Barry Loudermilk (R)
Georgia Senate District 14
December 2013-Present
Succeeded by