Bruce Thompson


ATLANTA (January 14, 2021) | On Tuesday, Jan. 12, Sen. Bruce Thompson (R – White) was appointed to serve as Chairman of the Senate Economic Development and Tourism Committee.

“With almost a decade of service in the Georgia Senate, I have had the opportunity to contribute my knowledge to key subject areas within our legislative body,” said Sen. Thompson. “Most recently, this included advocating for the courageous individuals who have protected our country in the armed forces by serving as Chairman of the Senate Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee. While I will still remain a fierce advocate of those who have answered the call to serve, I look forward to advancing pro-growth policies aimed at furthering Georgia’s ever-evolving economy as Chairman of the Senate Economic Development and Tourism Committee.”

In addition to serving as Chairman of the Senate Economic Development and Tourism Committee, Sen. Thompson will also serve as an Ex-Officio member of the Banking and Financial Institutions Committee and as a member of the Appropriations Committee, Finance and Veterans, Military and Homeland Security Committee.

“These committee chairs are uniquely qualified to develop real and lasting solutions aimed at building a better Georgia,” said Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan. “The Senate will continue to prioritize diligent committee work and sound public policy, and I look forward to working closely with each one of our chairs, and their committee members, as we work to enact policies that advance both the lives and livelihoods of all Georgians.”

Once a piece of legislation is introduced in the Senate, it is assigned to a committee, depending on its topic.  If the committee gives the legislation a “do pass” recommendation, then the proposed law is sent to the Rules Committee for consideration. The appointed chairs will oversee the operation and order of Senate committee meetings, including calling for action on bills, resolutions or other matters assigned to that committee.

The first session of the 156th Georgia General Assembly convened on January 11, 2021, at the Georgia State Capitol.

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Sen. Bruce Thompson is Chairman of the Economic Development and Tourism Committee. He represents the 14th Senate District which includes portions of Bartow, Cherokee and Cobb counties. He may be reached at 404.656.0065 or by email at