Sen. Roger Thompson was elected to the Oklahoma State Senate in November, 2014. He represents Senate District 8, which is comprised of Okmulgee and McIntosh counties, and parts of Okfuskee and Muskogee counties.
In 1983, Senator Thompson graduated from Preston Road School of Preaching and later attended Southwestern Bible College and Seminary where he received his Masters in Theology in 1999 and his Doctorate of Theology in 2001.
Sen. Thompson is President of the News Leader Company, Inc., which owns and publishes the Okemah News Leader. His wife, Pamela Thompson, owns Pamela’s Flowers and the Okemah Office Supply. He is currently President of Okemah Community Improvement Association (CIA) and serves as Economic Development Consultant for Businesses and Municipalities.
Sen. Thompson was a non-lawyer member of the Professional Responsibility Commission of the Oklahoma Bar Association from 1992-1994. He also served on the Okfuskee County Election Board and the Okfuskee County Excise Board. Senator Thompson is past President of the Okemah Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, past President of the Okemah Lion Club and past President of Rock Creek Youth Camp in Norman, Oklahoma. He served as President of the Board and CEO for Good News International Foundation where he was recognized for partnering with the Secretary of Religion and Science in Ukraine, while operating a publishing and benevolent outreach in Ukraine after the fall of the Soviet Union. During this same time, he served as an advisory member of Global Christian University.
Sen. Thompson and his wife Pamela were married in 1976 and are the parents of two children. They are members of New Beginnings Church.