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Andy Thompson (Ohio politician)

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Name  Andy Thompson
Political party  Republican
Role  Publisher

Alma mater  Central College
Education  Central College
Profession  Publisher
Party  Republican Party
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Andy Thompson is a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 95th district, which includes Carroll, Harrison and Noble counties, and portions of Washington and Belmont counties. Prior to 2012 redistricting, he represented the 93rd district for one term. He served three terms on Marietta City Council (2005-2011) and is a co-publisher of his family's magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest.


Early life

Thompson graduated from Central College (Iowa) in 1985, and spent four years working for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a libertarian think tank. Thompson is a member of the National Rifle Association.

Ohio House of Representatives

Thompson was first elected to represent the 93rd district in the Ohio House in November 2010, defeating Democrat Linda Secrest with 53.8% of the vote. After redistricting, Thompson ran in the 95th district, and defeated Democrat Charlie Daniels with 52.83% of the vote.

Political positions

In March 2013, Thompson introduced a bill that would effectively kill Ohio's healthcare exchange under the Affordable Care Act by prohibiting any insurance company that participated in the exchange from doing business in Ohio.

Thompson is an activist against the Common Core State Standards Initiative, and has introduced a bill, HB 237, that would pull Ohio out of the standards and prohibit using the core-aligned standardized tests.

Personal life

Thompson's wife, Jade, is a Spanish teacher at Marietta High School. They have three children.


Andy Thompson (Ohio politician) Wikipedia

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