Bruce Thompson was born and raised on a farm in rugged Montana, where he learned the value of hard work and perseverance. After attending college on a wrestling scholarship, Bruce felt called to serve his country, spending six years in the U.S. Army National Guard as a tank commander.
After the military, Bruce became a serial entrepreneur, building numerous businesses from scratch, including two automatic pool cover businesses, an insurance agency that grew to six offices, and now several software companies. Since 2013, Bruce has served his community as a state senator, previously chairing the Veterans Affairs Committee, and currently chairs the Economic Development and Tourism Committee. He now seeks to use that legislative experience, combined with his small business work ethic and ingenuity, to fix the broken Georgia Department of Labor. A family man and a Christian, Bruce lives in Cartersville with his wife of 24 years, Becky, and their two children, Faith and Max.