Friends and Neighbors of Curt Thompson
State Senator District- 05 in GA http://www.makingyourvoicecount.com
6320 Glenbrook Drive
Primary Election Date: 2014-05-20 General Election Date: 2014-11-04
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.
I was voted by the Democratic State Senators as the most effective State Senator.
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. I also am mentoring potential newly elected Democratic Candidates
As a progressive Democrat in Georgia’s most Republican County, two years ago I was targeted for defeat by the Republican Party. The redistricting that occurred left me with less of a Democratic District, but I won in 2012.
My top three goals are:
1) To create jobs and an environment of fairness to ensure success for all people.
2) To ensure my constituents get covered under the ACA.
3) 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
My values for my campaign are that I stay involved with members of my community, I understand what is important to them, I convey those issues and concerns when deciding & debating on legislation that is brought up during the legislative session.
I utilize multiple communication tools for the dissemination of information to my constituents.
My Campaign is People Powered!
I conduct a monthly Citizens Advisory Forum, an open forum that allows for the exchange of ideas, concerns, issues and allows for feedback from the community.
I maintain an interactive website that provides information about multiple political and community organizations.
We also utilize the latest social media tools to communicate to our constiuents.
The most viewed page on the website is our weekly blog. We also maintain a community calendar on the website. We publish both a Newsletter & Calendar
I use members of the community to work on my campaign for GOTV activities within their neighborhoods and communities.