STATE COLLEGE – The voters of Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional district have re-elected Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson.
Thompson, who was awaiting results of the election with his family, supporters, and Centre County Republican Candidates for the Pennsylvania General Assembly said, “This is a truly historic election for the Commonwealth and the entire country. I am very blessed to continue to have the privilege and honor to represent the people of the 5th Congressional district in Washington for the upcoming 112th Congress.”
“I have worked alongside of my Republican colleagues to earn the trust of the American people. I am very grateful for the opportunity to represent my friends and neighbors in Washington. But, this is only a start and the heavy lifting is still ahead. We must get the wheels back on this economy,” added Thompson.
Since opposing the early adjournment of the U.S. House of Representatives, Thompson has campaigned tirelessly in all 17 counties that comprise the 5th Congressional District bringing his message of lower taxes, rural economic development, and responsible development of the Marcellus Shale natural gas play to his constituents. On top of his travels, Thompson held several telephone town halls, reaching out to hundreds of thousands of voters – listening, answering questions, and taking some very good ideas to heart.
Thompson is a member of the House Education & Labor, Small Business, and Agriculture Committees. Through his short tenure in Congress, he had successfully led the battle against the tolling of Interstate 80, while advocating for small businesses in rural Pennsylvania, and promoting responsible development of the Marcellus Shale natural gas play.
Within weeks of first going to Washington, Thompson became the Vice Co-Chair of the 93 member bipartisan Congressional Rural Caucus, and also has a leadership role as Vice Chair of the Congressional Healthcare Caucus.
“We may celebrate tonight, but tomorrow, it’s back to work. And there is no shortage of issues that need to be addressed, from fixing the problems with the new healthcare bill to ensuring that small business growth is not stalled by tax increases. While these are trying times, I know that I’m not the only one who sees a bright future on the horizon and I’m eager to get back to doing the people’s work,” added Thompson.