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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.

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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.

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 Launches TV and Radio Blitz

July 18th, 2011

(Bossier City) Business leader and former chamber president Jeff Thompson launched his first television and radio ads highlighting his conservative platform and business experience. This marks the beginning of what is expected to be a busy election cycle and makes him the first State Representative candidate to run ads this cycle.

“Our message is clear; big government and massive spending has hurt our economy and our families are suffering. I’ll use my business and economic development experience to create good jobs and that starts by getting government out of the way,” said Jeff Thompson.

“The response to our conservative pro-business message as we have been going door-to-door has been tremendous. Launching our media campaign is the next step to reach even more people as we charge toward the October election.” 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 past President of the Bossier Chamber of Commerce.

Thompson is a past president and current member of the Board of Directors of the Bossier Parish Community College Foundation; a member of the Eagles and the Military Affairs Council supporting the efforts of the men, women and families stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base; served as Bossier District Director for the Norwela Council of the Boy Scouts of America; and is a strong supporter of hunting and Second Amendment rights as a member of numerous hunting advocacy organizations and the National Rifle Association.

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

To see Jeff Thompson’s TV ad click here

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Jeff Thompson Reaches Fundraising Milestone

July 7th, 2011

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7/7/2011

Jeff Thompson Reaches Fundraising Milestone

Over $100,000 Raised for State Representative Campaign

(Bossier City, LA) Jeff Thompson, Republican Candidate for State Representative District 8, announced today that he has raised more than $100,000 for his campaign. “I am truly humbled by the broad base of support our campaign has received from so many in our community. From veterans, teachers, law enforcement, business owners and retirees, the level of support has been tremendous and much appreciated,” said Thompson.

“Our message of smaller government, better jobs and stronger families is clearly resonating with the people we talk to every day on the campaign trail,” Thompson added.

Jeff Thompson has touted his pro-business experience as past President of the Bossier Chamber of Commerce and current Chairman of the Greater Bossier Economic Development Foundation. “We must support and create more good-paying jobs, and that starts by getting bigger government and higher taxes out of the way of Louisiana business owners,” said Thompson, who continued,“Providing a trained and educated workforce is crucial to our continued growth.”

Thompson has long been active in several community organizations including being a past president and current member of the Board of Directors of the Bossier Parish Community College Foundation; supporting the efforts of the men, women and families stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base, as a member of the Eagles and the Military Affairs Council; served as Bossier District Director for the Norwela Council of the Boy Scouts of America; and is a strong supporter of hunting and Second Amendment rights as a member of numerous hunting advocacy organizations and the National Rifle Association.

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

Jeff Thompson Announces Run for State Rep

February 8th, 2011

Tuesday. conservative republican business leader Jeff Thompson announced his candidacy for the Louisiana State House of Representatives. Thompson will be running in District 8, representing much of Bossier City and the area between Bossier City and Benton. The seat is currently held by Jane Smith, who cannot run for re-election due to term limits.

Thompson, the son of a career Air Force family, has served as President of the Bossier Chamber of Commerce and is current Chair of the Greater Bossier Economic Development Foundation. In announcing his candidacy Thompson stressed several priorities:

“Our state is again facing tremendous challenges. We need to make certain our elected officials recognize that increased taxes are job killers, and that the role of government should be limited in our lives and in our checkbooks.”

“The keys to economic development and good jobs are a strong education system, a skilled workforce, and a business climate which encourages our existing businesses to expand and attracts new businesses to the area.”

Jeff Thompson has served on the Bossier Parish Community College Foundation and is a past President of its Board of Directors.

Thompson is pro-life and pro-traditional family and is a loving husband and father. He has been married for nineteen years to his wife Toni and they are the proud parents of two children, Lillie (12) and Rowe (8). They are members of First Baptist Bossier.

“I have been overwhelmed by those in the community asking me to be a candidate for this office. I am pleased to accept this challenge and ask for your support as we continue the fight to ensure Bossier and all of Louisiana will be a profitable place to do business and great place to call home!”

About Jeff Thompson
In addition to the Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Foundation, and BPCC Foundation Board, Thompson has also been a longstanding member and supporter of the Military Affairs Council and Eagles, the Norwela Council of Boy Scouts of America, and is a member of the National Federation of Independent Business. An avid hunter and sportsman, Thompson is a member of the NRA, numerous hunting advocacy organizations, and is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment.

Link to Blossier Press Article.