5CD Race: Peterson Endorses Thomspon

STATE COLLEGE – Congressman John Peterson, R-Pleasantville, released the following statement after endorsing Glenn “GT” Thompson for the Republican nomination for Pennsylvania’s Fifth Congressional District:

“I have met with every candidate seeking the Republican nomination for Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District,” said Congressman Peterson. “While there are many fine candidates seeking this office, there is only one candidate that has the experience, leadership qualities and is ready to serve the citizens of the 17 counties that comprise the Fifth district. That candidate is Glenn “GT” Thompson. Glenn is a family man who shares the conservative values of Republicans across Pennsylvania. Glenn is a man of honor and integrity who has served his community as a volunteer firefighter/EMT for twenty-five years and as a leader with the Boy Scouts of America for thirty years. This is the type of commitment and dedication Washington D.C. desperately needs.”

Thompson, who has served on the Bald Eagle Area School District Board, is also active in the Republican Party. Glenn has served as the Centre County Republican Party Chairman, a member of the Republican State Committee, and was elected in 2004 to represent the Fifth Congressional District as a delegate to the Republican National Convention. Glenn’s leadership goes well beyond politics. As a health care professional, he has touched the lives of over ten-thousand people facing life altering or debilitating problems. In the community he serves as a member of the Central Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board and is a active in various other organizations.

“Like Congressman Peterson, my life has been dedicated to public service, not for personal gain or ambition, but to serve those in need,” said Thompson. “Congressman Peterson has served the residents of this district with honor and distinction for twelve years – I am deeply honored and humbled that he has endorsed my candidacy to succeed him in Washington. Congressman Peterson has lead the 17 counties of Central-Northwestern Pennsylvania with distinction for 12 years – I look forward to following in his footsteps in representing families of rural Pennsylvania in Washington.”

Thomspon is happily married to his wife Penny for 27 years and has three and grown sons Parker, Logan, and Kale. Is a life-long resident of Central Pennsylvania and is committed to restoring the region to a place where folks want to live and work.

“I enthusiastically ask the citizens of the fifth congressional district to join me on Tuesday, April 22 in supporting Glenn “GT” Thompson to become our next Congressman. He is clearly the best choice to continue my work on the issues that matter to us: Rural Health Care, Technical Education, Energy Independence, Keeping tolls off I-80 and bringing jobs and stability to the region. I thank you in advance for your support of Glenn “GT” Thompson for Congress,” concluded Congressman Peterson.

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