Curt Thompson is a life-long resident of Gwinnett County. Born in Decatur, Georgia in 1968, his family lived in Lilburn near Lake Lucerne, and Curt graduated from Shiloh High School in Lithonia. After law school, he moved to Norcross. In April of 2006, Curt was married to his wife Sascha. They currently live in Tucker, Georgia. At Shiloh High, Curt was a National Merit Scholar. He went to American University in Washington, D.C., majoring in International Studies and Broadcast Journalism. After graduating, Curt went to law school at Georgia State. He passed the Bar in 1993 and has practiced law since then, representing government employees (including firefighters and police) and service workers. Curt currently practices law in Norcross serving a variety of business and private clients with a focus on administrative and corporate law. Curt has been active in civic affairs as varied as his neighborhood garden club, petitioning for speed bumps, and opposition to destructive re-zoning applications. He worships at Chattahoochee Friends Meeting in Norcross and All Saints Episcopal Church in Atlanta. Other affiliations include Gwinnett County Habitat for Humanity, the Sierra Club, Norcross Cooperative Ministries, AID Gwinnett, and the Gwinnett Philharmonic. Curt has long been involved in the Gwinnett County chapter of the Democratic Party of Georgia. Firmly committed to ensuring that his neighbors have a voice in the State Legislature, in 2002 he ran and won election for the then newly-created District 69 and in 2004 for the State Senate, District 5, in both cases running with a message grounded upon his declaration to the voters: "Your Voice Counts!" Senator Thompson is a member of numerous committees in the Georgia Senate including the Committees for Appropriations, Chairman of Special Judiciary, Economic Development and Higher Education. In addition to his committee assignments, Thompson was one of 4 senators appointed to the Georgia Code Revision Commission. Curt is constantly working to stay connected to the members of his community and help serve their needs. In his district, he is engaged in organizing an umbrella group to unite and assist neighborhood associations and neighborhood revitalization efforts. Curt currently serves as the President of the Gwinnett Village Community Improvement Association; the group's goal is to form a community improvement district to promote revitalization efforts in the Jimmy Carter Blvd., Indian Trail, and Buford Highway corridors. He hosts an open-invitation monthly gathering called the "Citizen Advisory Forum," allowing members of his community and others to communicate with him directly, regarding issues which most matter to them. In addition, Curt has learned to speak Spanish to help better serve the Spanish speaking members of his district.