Thompson and his wife, Clara, have been actively involved in Hendricks County for more than 50 years while raising and enjoying five children and 17 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Upon graduating from Purdue University, Thompson began a 34-year career as a math and science teacher, coach, and principal at North Salem and Tri-West high schools. He currently serves as an advisory board member of the North Salem State Bank and for many years operated a painting business and was associated with family agricultural interests.
Thompson was actively involved with the establishment of Leadership Hendricks County and the Hendricks College Network. He has been a Republican State Convention delegate, platform committee member, and currently serves as a precinct committeeman. From 1986 to ‘93, he was the Hendricks County Republican Chairman. He is the immediate past president of the Hendricks County Retired Teachers Association.
In 1979, Thompson was elected to the Indiana House of Representatives and in ‘84 to the Indiana Senate where he served in a leadership capacity. He currently is a governmental and legislative affairs consultant.
Thompson said his immediate goals are to keep Hendricks County fiscally sound, to well maintain the existing county highway and building infrastructure, and to work toward the completion of Ronald Reagan Parkway.
He said he believes his past experience in working with state, county, town, township, and school government serves him well in helping to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Hendricks County.
Adam Kilbride - D
“Hello, I am Adam Kilbride, and I am running for county council at-large. That means if you live anywhere in Hendricks County, you can vote for me.
“I am married with four children. I work in Plainfield as an account data analyst and now I am seeking an additional job ... And that job is to go to work for you this January 2013.