Ben Thompson Campaign
About Ben Thompson
About Ben Thompson

57 years old; married, wife- Sheri; 6 children; 3 step-children; 7 grandchildren; 1 step-grandchild.


MA- Counseling & Psychological Services- Area of Concentration: Juvenile Justice, St. Marys College, Winona, MN.

BA- Psychology/French, double-major- Winona State College, Winona, MN.

Formerly LICENSED- Police Officer.

Formerly CERTIFIED- U. S. Army Medic.



OCCUPATION- Businessman; U.S. Army Veteran; former police officer, administrator, teacher, coach.

ADMINISTRATOR- Religious education, responsible for supervision, training, teaching, budget for 44 teachers, 450 students- 5 years.

TEACHER- College Psychology- 2 years; College, high school religion courses- 5 years.

COACHING & OFFICIATING- Basketball, Softball, Tennis, Cross Country- over 10 years on a professional and volunteer experience.

POLICE OFFICER- Juvenile Division detective; patrolman- 5 1/2 years.

VETERAN- Medic: U.S. Army- 2 years.

BUSINESSMAN- Political Consultant- 7 years.

CULTURAL- Lived in northern France and southern Belgium for 2 1/2 years, as a missionary, communicating daily with the French and Belge peoples.



Chairman- Independent American Party of Minnesota.

Midwestern States Coordinator- Independent American Party.

Former LEGISLATIVE CHAIRMAN- Minnesota Juvenile Officers' Association.

Past BOARDS OF DIRECTORS- 3 social service agencies, 1 human rights commission, 1 youth sports association.

Former COORDINATOR/COACH- 1 youth sports association.