COLUMBUS—Andy Thompson (R – Marietta) has been endorsed in his bid for reelection to the 95th State House District by the political action committee of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, an organization representing over 25,000 businesses across the state of Ohio.
“Representative Thompson has been approved through NFIB/Ohio’s member-driven process that thoroughly reviews candidates’ records, stated positions and understanding of small-business issues before an endorsement is issued,” said Roger R. Geiger, vice president and executive director of NFIB/Ohio. “As a member of NFIB serving in the Ohio Legislature with a 100% voting record on our issues, he certainly understands the issues important to Ohio’s economic engine, small-business owners. He has been a great member of the Ohio Legislature to work with, and we look forward to continuing that work in the future.”
The organization praised Thompson, a small business owner and member of the NFIB, for his shared perspective with Ohio’s entrepreneurs. “I am pleased to be endorsed by NFIB, which has my utmost respect,” Thompson said. “NFIB stands for the job creators, the risk takers, the community leaders, the principled citizens who make our economy go, and I am proud to stand with you.”
Thompson is seeking his fourth, and final, term in the Ohio House of Representatives. He represents the 95th District, which includes Carroll, Harrison, and Noble counties, as well as portions of Washington and Belmont counties.
After graduating from Central College in 1985, Thompson spent four years working for the Competitive Enterprise Institute. He returned home to Marietta to raise his family and work at the family business. That business, Bird Watcher’s Digest, was started by his parents during tough economic times, and has continued to grow. Thompson now serves as the magazine’s co-publisher and Director of Sales. He previously served three terms on the Marietta City Council.
Thompson is a member of the NRA and is an active member in his Rotary Club and church. His wife, Jade, is a Spanish teacher at Marietta High School. They have three children: Annalea, Nat, and Gus.