It is an honor and privilege to serve the citizens of District 28, which includes portions of Hendricks and Boone counties.
Although we have varying homesteads, we share many of the same goals: providing our children with an excellent education, strengthening our economy while still protecting our environment and keeping the size of our government and tax burden in check.
I value your thoughts, ideas and concerns on how I can help form public policy in our state. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of help to you in anyway.
House District 28
Indiana House of Representatives: 1998-Present
Occupation: Retired Chemistry, Physics and Math Teacher, Danville Community High School; Board of Directors, North Salem State Bank; Hay/Straw Sales
State Representative Jeff Thompson has had the opportunity to serve his community and state in many areas while residing in west central Indiana. He has participated in numerous community activities, serving as a member of the Indiana State Fair Board and the Indiana State Fair Commission. In addition, he spent 12 years as a member of the Hendricks County 4-H Fair Board. Other activities include serving as a member of the Hendricks County Extension Board and Indiana Farm Bureau.
First elected in 1998, Rep. Thompson has supported balanced budgets with adequate reserves since House Republicans have been in control. He has also contributed to Indiana's nationally-recognized business climate, leading to major business investment and declining unemployment. Since 2003, he has served on the Education Committee and as K-12 Subcommittee Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. Under his leadership in drafting the school funding formula, the General Assembly has changed from funding school corporations to funding students. This has resulted in over 24 million new dollars during the current biennium for the Hendricks County and Lebanon school corporations. He has also worked diligently to ensure Indiana schools have the funding to continue providing safe transportation for their students.
Rep. Thompson started at a young age working on his family farm. He put himself through school by operating a hay-bailing business. During the next 20 years, he managed and operated their several hundred acre livestock and crop farm. Since 2000, Rep. Thompson has continued his involvement in agriculture with a small hay and straw business.
Rep. Thompson graduated from Purdue University in 1978, with a Bachelor of Science in Physics. He spent more than 30 years in education, teaching chemistry, physics, and math at Danville Community High School.
In 2000, Rep. Thompson joined the North Salem State Bank as an advisory director. In 2008, he was elected as a director on the board. He currently serves as vice chairman of the board and has chaired the Loan, Compliance and Assets/Liabilities (ALCO) Committee.
Rep. Thompson lives in Lizton with his wife of over 20 years, Michelle. He has six children, Caleb, Isaac, Abraham, Lydia, Josiah, and Anna, ages 12-21. Jeff enjoys gardening and assisting his children with their 4-H pigs. He also likes to watch his children's soccer games and theatrical performances. An active member of Northview Christian Church, he serves as a shepherd/elder and on the administrative/finance committee.
House District 28: Includes portions of Hendricks and Boone counties.