A life-long resident of Howard Township, Centre County, Congressman Glenn "GT" Thompson was elected to represent Pennsylvaniaï¿½s Fifth District in the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2008 and sworn as a Member of the 111th Congress on January 6, 2009.
Prior to being elected to Pennsylvaniaï¿½s most rural district, Congressman Thompson spent 26 years as a healthcare professional. As an experienced healthcare executive who has touched the lives of over 10,000 individuals facing life altering conditions, GT has learned firsthand the importance of access to quality healthcare in rural communities.
A 30 year veteran of the of the Juniata Valley Boy Scout Council, GT has enriched the lives of young men throughout Central Pennsylvania and continues to actively participate in Scouting as the Councilï¿½s President. He is a former member of the Bald Eagle Area School Board and is past vice-chair of the Private Industry Council of the Central Corridor.
A community leader with 4 decades of service, and a volunteer firefighter, GT is acutely aware of the challenges facing rural Pennsylvania and is eager to assist in the revitalization of our rural communities throughout the Fifth District.
As a newly appointed member of the House Agriculture and Small Business Committees, GT will be in a unique position to bring his expertise and knowledge of the issues facing rural businesses, communities, and families in order to improve the lives of the citizens of the Fifth District. With jurisdiction over rural economic development, the Allegheny National Forest, and small business policy ï¿½ the voice of Central and Western Pennsylvania is sure to be present in Washington DC.
Congressman Thompson is a proud graduate of Penn State University and Temple University where he earned a Masters degree in Recreation Sciences. He and his wife Penny Ammerman Thompson have three adult sons, Parker, Logan, and Kale. They reside in Howard Township with their dog Truman.