George M. "Mike" Thompson
George M. "Mike" Thompson, 6th Election District, worked as an engineer, supervisor and project manager for Verizon in Washington, DC, Annapolis, and finally the Tri-County area for 40 years. He is a 1962 graduate of Ryken High School, earned a BS in physics at Georgetown University, and served as a Lt in the US Army Combat Engineers, completing his service in 1970 in Viet Nam. In 1981 he returned to the family farm in Hollywood with his wife, Barbara, and four children. In his retirement he continues some farming and has become a local advocate for residential and commercial solar applications. Mike is a member of the St. Mary’s County Committee on the Environment, is an active member of St. John’s Parish in Hollywood, the Knights of Columbus and also is a volunteer at Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital.