February 1st, 2013
February 1, 2013
Contact: Ryan Cross


On Friday morning Representative Jeff Thompson announced the “first wave” of supporters from both the Louisiana House and Senate for the “Defend Louisiana” initiative.

“Defend Louisiana is proud to have the support of Senators and Representatives from across the state,” said Thompson. “Such a strong legislative backing shows liberal, reactionary politicians that we’re serious about defending our rights and protecting our families here in Louisiana.”

Among the first to announce their support for Defend Louisiana were:

Rep. Clay Schexnayder (R-Dist. 81)
Rep. Chris Broadwater (R-Dist. 86)
Rep. Jay Morris (R-Dist.14)
Rep. Stuart Bishop (R-Dist. 43)
Rep. Lenar Whitney (R-Dist. 53)
Rep. Paul Hollis (R-Dist. 104)
Rep. Rob Shadoin (R- Dist. 12)
Sen. Elbert Guillory (D-Dist. 24)
Sen. Ronnie Johns (R-Dist. 27)
Sen. Robert Adley (R-Dist. 36)
Sen. Mike Walsworth (R-Dist. 33)
Sen. Neil Riser (R- Dist. 32)

“This group consists of bold men and women, from both sides of the aisle, who are willing to stand up and speak out in defense of the Second Amendment.” Thompson went on to say, “All across Louisiana, legislators are committed to protecting Louisiana families from attempts to take away their right to protect themselves, their families and enjoy our great outdoors.”

Defend Louisiana’s founder, State Representative Jeff Thompson (R-Dist. 8), and his legislative supporters plans to oppose attempts to erode the Second Amendment rights of Louisiana citizens; to protect Louisiana gun owners; to enhance school safety and; to raise awareness of lawful gun ownership and of gun safety, and celebrate the hunting and outdoor traditions of Louisiana families in the Sportman’s Paradise.

Defend Louisiana was announced on Monday, January 28, 2013. Since then, the initiative has collected close to 1,000 signatures and reached more than 50,000 people through the use of social media.

Read the pledge or get more information at http://defendla.org.

Click here for a copy of the “Defend Louisiana” logo.

Click here for a copy of Rep. Jeff Thompson’s headshot.




February 1st, 2013

January 28, 2013
Contact: Ryan Cross

Today, Representative Jeff Thompson (R-Bossier City, LA) unveiled a new statewide campaign to defend the rights of Louisiana residents to bear arms called “Defend Louisiana.”

“The campaign’s goal is to defend Louisiana residents’ right to protect their families,” said Thompson. “We’ve done some good things to protect the Second Amendment in Louisiana, but we’re not finished yet. The Defend Louisiana campaign gives our residents a way to let their voices be heard throughout the state and across the nation. We’re standing together and sending a message to President Obama, Vice President Biden, the federal Government and those reactionary politicians who want to penalize law abiding citizens. We do not intend to allow go unanswered any effort to interfere with the right to protect our families here in the Sportsman’s Paradise.”

Defend Louisiana, an initiative created by Thompson, plans to announce a statewide tour in the coming weeks to collect signatures in support of the Second Amendment.

“We’re very excited about traveling the state and talking with our neighbors throughout Louisiana who share our belief that we have the right to protect our families. The solution to gun violence is not found in restricting the rights of law abiding citizens or demonizing self-defense.”

Thompson plans to unveil the signed petition on April 8, 2013, the opening day of the Louisiana legislative session in Baton Rouge.

Thompson also says he plans to work in collaboration with several other legislators to develop a package of bills that will protect Louisiana gun owners from federal intrusion; to penalize those who publish the names of concealed carry permit holders; to enhance school safety and; to raise awareness of lawful gun ownership and of gun safety and celebrate the hunting traditions of Louisiana families.

“We fully intend to give residents a united and strong voice in the defense of their rights and the protection of their families.” Thompson went on to say, “We’re showing our commitment to reform by doing more than just talking, we’re presenting bold solutions that increase safety while maintaining our fundamental rights. In the coming weeks and months there will be a lot of discussion regarding guns. We need to make certain our children realize guns can be dangerous and that we educate people about responsible ownership and use of firearms.”

The Defend Louisiana pledge provides: “I pledge to defend the right for law abiding citizens to protect their families, and will work against attempts to restrict my right to keep and bear arms by standing up for the Second Amendment and letting my voice be heard.”

“This is about defending our rights and protecting our families while supporting effective solutions to gun violence,” Thompson said. “I hope my fellow legislators and thousands across Louisiana will join me on this journey.”


Heading to Baton Rouge!

February 20th, 2012

On March 12th, I am heading to Baton Rouge to begin my first legislative session representing the people of House District 8. Our great state is at a cross-roads in education and economic reform. New jobs are being created everyday and it’s up to us to continue to support lower taxes on businesses, offering and extending tax credits and incentives and fighting to eliminate the bureaucratic red tape so these jobs stay in Louisiana. We must also capitalize on this small window in time for education reform. As a member of the House Education Committee, I am ready to stand with Governor Jindal in placing an outstanding teacher in every class room and enabling Louisiana parents to make the decisions regarding their child’s education, not government bureaucrats. Looking forward, Louisiana’s future is bright but we must free our children from a failing education system and continue to promote economic policies that create and sustain jobs here in Louisiana. 

I will be posting regular updates on my website, Facebook and Twitter about key issues throughout the legislative session. If you have any questions, thoughts, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask. Follow me on Twitter, find me on Facebook, and join the conversation! I’m not going to our Capitol to sit on the sidelines, together we will make Louisiana a better place to raise a family, start a career, and own a profitable business.


Small Business Endorses Jeff Thompson in District 8 Race

September 27th, 2011

BATON ROUGE, 09/27/11, 2011 — The National Federation of Independent Business, Louisiana’s leading small-business association, has endorsed Jeff Thompson in the District 8 State House race.

The endorsement was made by NFIB/Louisiana SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, which is comprised exclusively of NFIB members. NFIB has nearly 5,000 small-business members throughout the state.

“Jeff Thompson is the clear choice for small business in House District 8. As the former President of the Bossier Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the Bossier Economic Development Foundation, Jeff Thompson understands the challenges facing Louisiana’s businesses large and small,” said Renee Baker, state director of NFIB/Louisiana.

“We believe Jeff Thompson will take a fiscally responsible approach to managing state government and support legislation that helps our small businesses grow and create jobs and puts Louisiana back on the pathway to success.”

“It is an honor and privilege to receive NIFB’s support” said Jeff Thompson. “Having the endorsement from an organization that I consider the leading voice for small business in Louisiana adds to the growing momentum of our pro-business, pro-jobs campaign,” added Thompson.

NFIB’s endorsement is critical to the Jeff Thompsons campaign. Small business owners and their employees vote in high numbers and are known for actively recruiting friends, family members and acquaintances to go to the polls. NFIB has pledged it will activate its grassroots network on behalf of the campaign. NFIB’s political support is based on the candidates’ positions and records on small business issues.


NFIB is the nation’s leading small business association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small- and independent-business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB’s powerful network of grassroots activists sends its views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America’s free enterprise system. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. More information about NFIB is available online at www.NFIB.com/newsroom.

My Business Plan

September 2nd, 2011

There has never been a more important election than this one.  Today in our state, job growth is slow, taxes are high and consumer confidence is down.  Now more than ever, we need to elect business leaders who understand how to create policies that help lead to jobs.

As the former Chamber president, I know what makes our local economy work.  As your state representative, I will fight for lower taxes and less regulation, I will support creative tax incentives like the film and digital media tax credit, and I will work tirelessly to preserve and protect the jobs at Barksdale Air Force Base.

As a business leader, I wanted you to read my business plan.  I hope you’ll agree that it makes sense and saves dollars.  And I hope I can count on your support at election time.  Let’s turn this economy around!

You can download the full plan by clicking here.

Music Legend Pat Boone Sings Praises of Jeff Thompson

August 22nd, 2011

Jeff Thompson wins Honorary Guardian of Seniors’ Rights Award

Alexandria, VA – The 60 Plus Association, a national non-partisan senior citizens group announced today that Jeff Thompson, candidate for State Representative of District 8, has won the Association’s Honorary Guardian of Seniors’ Rights award. Legendary entertainer Pat Boone, spokesman for the 60 Plus Association, called Thompson a “fighter for the elderly.” “I’m still singing at concerts, but today I am singing the praises of Jeff Thompson.”

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Louisiana Oil and Gas Association’s PAC Endorses Jeff Thompson for State Representative

August 5th, 2011

(Bossier City, LA) Earlier today, LOGPAC, the political arm of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association (LOGA) announced their endorsement of former Bossier Chamber of Commerce president Jeff Thompson for State Representative in District 8.

In announcing their support, LOGPAC president Don Briggs writes of Jeff Thompson, he “has the ability and desire to stand up against those that wish to do us harm and will provide support to our industry in your district, parish, and state.” The Louisiana Oil and Gas Association represents hundreds of businesses and thousands of Louisianans who have jobs in the energy sector.

“Having the support of an organization that represents such a vital part of Louisiana’s economy is great,” said Thompson. “Protecting Louisiana’s oil and gas industry is critical to creating better jobs for our families and prosperity for our community. Every day in Baton Rouge, my job will be to fight for the jobs of this district.”

The endorsement resulted after consideration of Thompson’s professional experience, as well as his civic involvement and leadership. “I look forward to working with those in the oil and gas industry to find new tax incentives to help promote the energy economy,” Thompson added.

Jeff Thompson has long been active in the Bossier community serving as the current Chairman of the Greater Bossier Economic Development Foundation and is a past President of the Bossier Chamber of Commerce.

Jeff Thompson lives in Bossier City, LA where he and his wife Toni raise their two children, Lillie and Rowe.

Jeff Thompson: My Plan to Create Jobs, Part One

July 26th, 2011

It’s been said that two kinds of people run for office: those who want to be something and those who want to do something. I’m running for State Representative because I want to do something for the small businesses and job creators of this state.  And I want to do something before it’s too late.

Today our state doesn’t face an economic challenge; it faces an economic crisis. The Obama economy? Failed.  Unemployment?  Still climbing. Taxes?  Through the roof, hurting businesses, and killing jobs.

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District 8 has been finalized!

June 28th, 2011

The US Department of Justice has approved Louisiana’s State House redistricting plan. The town of Benton and some areas above Barksdale AFB have been added. Since the district changes are new, the Registrar of Voters and the Secretary of State may be unable to confirm what district you are in.  In the meantime, if you are unsure about what precinct you live in, or your polling location, follow this link, https://voterportal.sos.louisiana.gov/, or please contact us at info@jeffthompsonla.com and we will be more than happy to assist you.

Below is the finalized boundaries for District 8:

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February 10th, 2011

Hello and welcome to my website. I’m honored and excited you took the time to learn a little bit more about me, my family and my candidacy. Please feel free to look around. Also, check out the Issues page to see where I stand on the issues that are important to you. And as always if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, you can contact me directly through the Contact page. Thanks again for stopping by.