|Louisiana State Senate District 34|
| Assumed office|
| Current term ends|
Thompson earned his BS and MS from Louisiana Technical University. He went on to earn his M.Ed and Ed.D from Northeast Louisiana University.
Thompson was a teacher from 1963 to 1965. He then worked as Vice President of a Manufacturing Corporation from 1965 to 1972. From 1973 to 1974 he was on the Louisiana Committee on Law Enforcement. He also worked as Assistant Professor for the Louisiana Department of Education from 1974 to 1975. He is currently Assistant Professor for Northeast Louisiana University.
Thompson was a member of the Richland Parish School Board from 1968 to 1975. He was a candidate for the United States House of Representatives in 1996. He also served in the Louisiana State House of Representatives from 1975 to 2007. He joined the Louisiana State Senate in 2008. He has served in that position since, representing the 34th district.
- Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development Committee, Louisiana Senate
- Finance Committee, Louisiana Senate
- Labor & Industrial Relations Committee, Louisiana Senate
Thompson has a wife, Marilyn Bryant.
- Official Louisiana State Senate website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 1999