One of the three candidates seeking to replace Tom Hardy on the Laurens Commission of Public Works issued a statement yesterday regarding his candidacy for the role as a Commissioner. Laurens native Jeffrey M. “Jeff” Thompson indicates he wants to bring “youth, energy, experience and common sense to a utility commission that touches all households in our community.”
Thompson is President of United Community Bank operations in Laurens, Greenwood and Abbeville Counties. As a banker, Jeff noted his successful history of working with and assisting the CPW on various financial matters over the past several years. Thompson said he is committed to ensuring that the CPW adheres to fiscal responsibility, affordable rates, and reliable service, and will loyally advance the best interest of both the CPW and the people of Laurens by practicing public service that is based on impartiality.
He promised to being proven leadership, commitment to service, and dedication to progress in his desire to serve the residents of Laurens as a CPW commissioner.
Jeff Thompson was president of the 1989 graduating class of Laurens District 55 High School and is a 1993 graduate from Presbyterian College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. He is married to
Ruth Pulley Thompson and they have two children.
His community service record includes membership in Laurens Rotary and past service as Chair of the United Way of Laurens County, of the March of Dimes in Laurens and of the local Red Cross chapter. He currently serves as a trustee at Laurens First Baptist Church.
Jeff Thompson is seeking election to a District 2 Seat on the Laurens CPW in the municipal election March 7th.