Bruce Thompson is a businessman and true conservative serving the 14th district in the Georgia State Senate, representing parts of Bartow, Cherokee and Cobb counties. He was elected in December 2013 to fulfill the term of Sen. Barry Loudermilk. Bruce was re-elected without opposition on May 20, 2014 for a two year term.
Born to a family of little means in the small town of Big Sandy, Montana, Bruce did not have much in the way of material things, but his family did have a shared love and faith in Jesus Christ which has helped shape him and his family into who they are today.
At the young age of eleven Bruce went to work on the family farm. Bruce was often operating large tractors, combines, and the eighteen-wheel semi as his part to help his family thrive. Bruce was lucky to be raised by incredible parents who taught him the meaning of a hard days work. Chores began at 5 AM each and every morning, and finished late each evening after athletic practice. It was this understanding of a truly hard work ethic and the meaning of self-reliance that has made him the successful businessman that he is today. After attending college on a wrestling scholarship at Montana State University-Northern, Bruce served 4 years in the United States Military as a tank commander.
Since his tenure in the military, Bruce has developed into a business mogul and local leader in North Georgia. Bruce is a very successful entrepreneur and insurance agent with Allstate Insurance. He has previously served as the Chairman of the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce, and is currently a Board Director at Northside Bank. Bruce and his devoted wife of 16 years, Becky, reside in the Cartersville area along with their beautiful children Faith and Max and are active members at First Baptist Church of Cartersville.