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Bruce Thompson - Board Trustee
I have deep roots in Southern Idaho. My grandparents lived in Malta where my father was born. I was born and raised in Jerome where I went to school through my sophomore year. I graduated from Bella Vista High School in Fair Oaks Ca. After serving a mission in The New England States I was drafted and served in The Republic of South Vietnam as a Platoon Sergeant in the US Army Infantry. I was wounded in action and subsequently was awarded the Purple Heart and the Silver Star. Upon coming home I returned to my studies at California State University Sacramento and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. I worked my way through the university as a licensed general contractor for the state of California. After finishing my degree I was privileged to work with special needs individuals as a rehabilitation manager. I also taught industrial arts courses at a local community college. After that I changed career and spent the next thirty plus years as a project manager and later a regional facilities manager for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
I married Nancy after coming home from the military. We have five children and 19 delightful grandchildren, four of them attend school in the Cassia County School District. I feel it a privilege to serve the district as a board member.