BioSenator Curt Thompson was first elected to the Georgia State Senate from the 5th District in 2004. Sen. Thompson, a Democrat, represents parts of Gwinnett County.
He currently serves as Chairman of Special Judiciary Commit-tee and Secretary of Judiciary Non-Civil Committee. In addi-tion, he is a member of the Appropriations, Ethics and Natural Resources and the Environment committees.
He served Georgia in the House of Representatives from 20022004. Sen. Thompson is a lifelong resident of Gwin-nett County, where he and his wife Sascha currently live. Born in 1968, his family lived in Lilburn near Lake Lu-cerne, and he went to Shiloh High School, where he was a National Merit Scholar. He then went to American Universi-ty in Washington, D.C., majoring in international studies and broadcast journalism. After graduating, Sen. Thompson went to law school at Georgia State University. He passed the Bar in 1993 and has practiced law since then, rep-resenting government employees (including firefighters and police) and service workers. Sen. Thompson currently practic-es law in Norcross serving a variety of business and private clients with a focus on administrative and corporate law at his firm—Thompson & Associates.
Sen. Thompson has been active in civic affairs, such as his neighborhood garden club, petitioning for speed bumps, and opposing destructive re-zoning applications. He is also affiliat-ed with the Gwinnett County Habitat for Humanity, the Sierra Club, Norcross Cooperative Ministries, and AID Gwinnett.
He has long been involved in the Gwinnett County chapter of the Democratic Party of Georgia and firmly committed to en-suring that his neighbors have a voice in the State Legisla-ture. In 2002, he ran and won election for the then newly-created District 69 and in 2004 for the State Senate District 5, in both cases running with a message to the voters- "Your Voice Counts!"
In his district, he hosts a monthly public gathering called the “Citizens Advisory Forum,” allowing members of his communi-ty and others to communicate with him directly on issues con-cerning them the most. He also engages in organizing umbrel-la groups to unite and assist neighborhood associations and neighborhood revitalization efforts. He currently serves as the President of the Gwinnett Village Community Improvement Association.
Senator Curt Thompson
Senate District 5
In addition, he has learned to speak Spanish to better serve the Spanish-speaking members of Senate District 5.
He worships at Chattahoochee Friends Meeting and All Saints Episcopal Church in Atlanta.
January 2013 —Senate Press Office