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Bennie Thompson's Biography

Office: U.S. House (MS) - District 2, Democratic

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (MS) - District 2

Contact Information

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105 West Madison Street
Bolton, MS 39041
Phone: 601-866-9100
Fax: 601-866-4200
Toll Free: 866-423-6643

Post Office Box 100
Bolton, MS 39041

107 West Madison Street
Post Office Box 610
Bolton, MS 39041

728 Main Street, Suite A
Greenwood, MS 38930

Post Office Box 679
106 Green Avenue, Suite 106
Mound Bayou, MS 38762

3607 Medgar Evers Boulevard
Jackson, MS 39213

Post Office Box 356
263 East Main Street
Marks, MS 38646

910 Courthouse Lane
Greenville, MS 38701

2466 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Bennie G. Thompson

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: London; 1 Child: BendaLonne

Birth Date:

01/28/1948

Birth Place:

Bolton, MS

Home City:

Bolton, MS

Religion:

Methodist

MS, Education, Jackson State University, 1972

BA, Political Science, Tougaloo College, 1968

Representative, United States House of Representatives, Mississippi, District 2, 1993-present

Regional Whip, United States House of Representatives

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Mississippi, District 2, 2018, 2020

Member, Hinds County Board of Supervisors, 1980-1983

Mayor, City of Bolton, Mississippi, 1973-1980

Member, Bolton Board of Aldermen, 1969-1973

Member, Congressional Black Caucus, United States Congress, present

Member, Congressional Progressive Caucus, United States Congress, present

Member, Congressional Rural Caucus, United States Congress, present

Member, Congressional Sunbelt Caucus, United States Congress, present

Member, Gaming Caucus, United States House of Representatives, present

Member, Tennessee Valley Authority Caucus, United States House of Representatives, present

Former Member, Agriculture Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Budget Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus, United States Congress

Former Member, Small Business Committee, United States House of Representatives

Administrator, Tri-County Community Development Center, 1972-1974

Administrator, Jackson Hinds Comprehensive Health Center, 1970-1972

Teacher, Madison County School District, 1969-1970

Teacher, Franklin County School District, 1968-1969

Member, Asbury United Methodist Church, present

Member, National Guard and Reserve Components Congressional Members Organization, present

Former Member, Congressional Children's Working Group, United States Congress

Member, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated

Founding Member/Former President, Mississippi Association of Black Mayors

Presidential Appointee, Member, National Council on Health Planning and Development, United States House of Representatives

Founding Member/President, Mississippi Association of Black Supervisors, 1980-1993

Astrological Sign:

Aquarius

Hobbies or Special Talents:

Hunting, Gardening, Reading, Music

Names of Grandchildren:

Jeanna, Thomas

Number of Grandchildren:

2

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