MARIETTA – State Rep. Andy Thompson (R – Marietta) has been named a “Friend of Agriculture” by the Ohio Farm Bureau for his re-election to the 95th Ohio House District. This award is in recognition of Rep. Thompson’s unwavering support of Ohio’s number one industry, employing about 60,000 Ohioans, agriculture.
Thompson received the award at the annual Noble County Farm Bureau meeting. He received a warm welcome and was applauded with a plaque to honor his committed fight for Ohio’s agricultural industry.
Rep.Thompson is seeking his third 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 was also elected to three terms on the Marietta City Council.
Thompson is a member of the NRA and is also very active in his Rotary Club and church. His wife, Jade, is a Spanish teacher at Marietta High School. The couple has three children: Annalea, Nat and Gus.
The Ohio Farm Bureau works, to forge a partnership between farmers and consumers. By advocating for Ohio’s farm families on issues that help them in business and, in turn, provide consumers a wide variety of food choices. Since 1919, Ohio Farm Bureau has worked to make Ohio a great place to call home, and it doesn’t matter if you’re a farmer who produces food or a customer who purchases it, there’s a place for you in Ohio’s Farm Bureau.