Thompson: “Jon’s leadership abilities, his record fighting crime and corruption, and his compassion and enthusiasm for others make him the best candidate”
Columbus City Councilwoman Reverend Valerie A. Thompson (District 4) endorsed investigative journalist and media executive Jon Ossoff, who is challenging Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.).
Reverend Thompson joins Jerry “Pops” Barnes as the second member of Columbus’ City Council to endorse Ossoff.
“Beyond a doubt, Jon Ossoff is the most qualified person to run for U.S. Senate. Jon’s leadership abilities, his record fighting crime and corruption, and his compassion and enthusiasm for others make him the best candidate,” Rev. Thompson said. “Jon has done it all, and in all he does, Jon exemplifies honesty, fairness, and thoughtfulness. Jon will use those qualities to create a better balance for all. We need Jon, and Jon needs you!”
“I’m grateful for Reverend Thompson’s endorsement and support,” said Ossoff. “Reverend Thompson grew up in Muscogee County and understands the issues of vital daily concern in the Chattahoochee River Valley, and I look forward to working with Rev. Thompson to deliver for the people of Columbus and the people of our state.”
Reverend Thompson joined the Columbus City Council in 2019, succeeding former City Councilor and Mayor Pro Tem Evelyn Turner Pugh. Thompson is also the Senior Pastor at Revelation Missionary Baptist Church in Columbus. In 2004, Reverend Thompson became the denomination’s only female senior pastor in Columbus.
Thompson has received the Community Service Award from the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and Woman of the Year from Ross Report News of Atlanta, Georgia.
She is on the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Greater Columbus, Inc. and the Minority Board of Directors for the American Red Cross. She also serves as Vice President of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Columbus, Georgia.