Representative in Congress, 5th District

Fred Thompson


Occupation: Small Business Owner

Occupational Background: A successful leader, who understands the challenges of running both a small business and large manufacturing companies. Fred has more than thirty-five years of experience in the agricultural, energy and wood products industries, including serving as President & CEO for a manufacturing facility converting agricultural waste into building materials.

Educational Background: Presidential Key Executive MBA, Pepperdine University; B.S., Linfield College; A.S., Apprenticeship Trades, Lane Community College; Oregon Journeyman Millwright Certification, Licensed Journeyman Electrician, Welding Certifications in MIG & TIG.

Prior Governmental Experience: Junction City School Board Budget Committee, 1985-1986.

Military Service: Sergeant, U.S. Army, 101st Airborne Division - Assault Helicopter Company, Vietnam Service, 1970-71. Honorable discharge.

Community Activities: Active in charitable, church and Boy Scout activities including duties as Assistant Scoutmaster. Currently a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus.

Personal: Married 22 years, Fred and his wife Stephanie have two sons, 14 & 16 years old; they live in Marion County. Fred was raised on a family dairy farm.

Job creation: Fred Thompson has been instrumental in creating and/or saving hundreds of high-paying jobs by building manufacturing plants or restructuring businesses slated for closure. Fred was also a key advisor in helping a colleague establish the 7th-largest woman-owned business in the U.S. that manufactures energy products.

If elected Fred will:

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