Friday, September 18, 2009

Spotlight on 2010: Charles Thompson (R)

Spotlight on 2010 2nd District candidates: Charles Thompson (R)
A continuing series from the Muskogee Politico



Today's spotlight candidate is Charles Thompson of Hulbert. Thompson is one of five currently announced Republican candidates for the Second Congressional District. The others are Dan Arnett (post), Daniel Edmonds (post), Howard Houchen (post), and Bert Fisher.

Thompson has been married to his wife Aprill for 19 years, and has three children.

He served the United States Army in both an active duty and reserve capacity for over 25 years, starting his military career as a Cavalry Scout and then reenlisting to become an Infantryman. After finishing his undergraduate work at Northeastern State University, and obtaining his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Oklahoma State University, Thompson went back to the Army as a Veterinary Corps Officer.

From 2000 to 2005 (when he was deployed to Europe) Thompson owned a mixed animal practice in Fort Gibson. Since his return from Europe, Thompson has spent the last 2 1/2 years working for a large veterinary pharmaceutical company based in Duluth, GA.

Thompson originally announced earlier this summer, but withdrew a short time later. However, he has since decided to get back in the race. You can contact him here, or visit his Facebook account here.

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