Member of Congress
U.S. House of Representatives
Congressman Bennie G. Thompson is serving his fourteenth term as the Democratic Congressman from Mississippi’s Second Congressional District and ninth term on the House Committee on Homeland Security. Currently serving as Chairman of the Committee, he was the first Democrat to hold the position. Prior to his election to Congress in 1993, he served as alderman and mayor of Bolton, MS for 12 years, and as Hinds County Supervisor for 13 years. Having entered public service in 1968, Congressman Thompson is the longest-serving African-American elected official in the State of Mississippi and the lone Democrat in the Mississippi Congressional Delegation.