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Mike Thompson (C. Michael Thompson)

Mike Thompson, United States Representative from California. Co-founder, co-chair Congressional Wine Caucus; co-vice chair Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus; member New Democratic Coalition, Blue Dog Coalition; Member of California Faculty Association, Business & Professional Women's Association, Vietnam Veterans of America, American Legion, Native Sons of Golden West, Sons of Italy.

Background

  • Thompson, Mike was born on January 24, 1951. Son of Charles Thompson and Beverly (Forni) Powell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Political Science, California State University, Chico, 1982. Master of Arts in Public Administration, California State University, Chico, 1996.

    Career

    • Owner, maintenance supervisor Beringer Winery. Member California State Senate, 1991—1998, United States Congress from 1st California district, since 1999. Member armed services committee, agriculture committee.

      Former chair select committee California Wine Industry. Former chair budget committee California Senate, former vice chair natural resources committee. Instructor Army Airborne School.

      Instructor public administration and state government San Francisco State University, California State University, Chico. Staff sergeant United States Army, Vietnam.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Co-founder, co-chair Congressional Wine Caucus. Co-vice chair Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus. Member New Democratic Coalition, Blue Dog Coalition.

    Member of California Faculty Association, Business & Professional Women's Association, Vietnam Veterans of America, American Legion, Native Sons of Golden West, Sons of Italy.

    Connections

    • Married Janet Thompson, March 8, 1982. Children: Christopher, Jon.
    • father: Charles Thompson Powell
    • mother: Beverly (Forni) Powell
    • spouse: Janet Thompson
    • children: Christopher Thompson
    • Jon Thompson
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    Born January 24, 1951
    (age 66)