Friends and Neighbors of Curt Thompson

Who am I?

I was born in Decatur, Georgia in 1968, my family lived in Lilburn near Lake Lucerne, and I graduated from Shiloh High School in Lithonia. After law school, I moved to Norcross. In April of 2006, I moved to Tucker, Georgia.
I attended American University in Washington, D.C., majoring in International Studies and Broadcast Journalism. I went to law school at Georgia State and passed the Bar in 1993. I practice law, representing government employees (including firefighters and police) and service workers. I currently practice law in Norcross with both business and private clients with a focus on administrative and corporate law.

I have been active in civic affairs. Other affiliations include Gwinnett County Habitat for Humanity, the Sierra Club, Norcross Cooperative Ministries, AID Gwinnett, and the Gwinnett Philharmonic.

I am involved in the Gwinnett County chapter of the Democratic Party of Georgia. In 2002 I ran and won election for the then newly-created District 69 and in 2004 for the State Senate, District 5.

I belong to numerous committees in the Georgia Senate, Appropriations, and Chairman of Special Judiciary, Economic Development and Higher Education. I was one of 4 senators appointed to the Georgia Code Revision Commission and to the Working Families Caucus Vice Chairman in the 2011 Legislative session.

Why am I running?

I am running to represent the people of the District 5 and their interests, and to ensure their voices are heard as a progressive Democrat.

I can and have made a difference in the State Senate.

My Goals

As a progressive Democrat in Georgias most Republican County, two years ago I was targeted for defeat by the Republican Party, but I won. The redistricting that has occurred has left me with less of a Democratic District, but I am sure I can win in 2012.

My top two goals are:

1) To create jobs and an environment of fairness to ensure success for all people.

2) Assist in developing a transportation system that can get people to business and business to people and will put money back into the community where my constituents live.

My DFA Values

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My Campaign is People Powered!

I conduct a monthly Citizens Advisory Forum, an open forum that allows for the exchange of ideas, concerns, and issues and allows for feedback from the community.

I maintain an interactive website that provides information about multiple political and community organizations.

The most viewed page on the website is our weekly blog. We also maintain a community calendar on the website.

I use members of the community to work on my campaign for GOTV activities within their neighborhoods and communities.

Voice support


  • Mohammad Khan, GA
  • Thomas Burke, GA
  • Lisa Spinks, GA
  • Ev Washington, GA
  • Pete Gordon, GA
  • Sheri mann Stewart, GA
  • Thomas Tatum, GA
  • Kara Bryant, GA
  • Muhammad Siddique, GA
  • Jane D, PA
...and 47 more.

About the Endorsement Process

The driving force behind all DFA endorsements is our members. We recognize that all politics is local and that what is considered progressive in Los Angeles may be very different from what's considered progressive in Louisville. For this reason, DFA does not have a litmus test of specific progressive positions for which a candidate must stand. Our endorsement is heavily weighted based on these questions:

• Will the candidate move the progressive movement forward in their community?
• Does the candidate have substantial support from our local members?
• Do the candidate's positions and policies fit into the broader progressive movement?
• Is the campaign people-powered and the candidate working to win?

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