ROCK SPRINGS — David Thompson has announced his candidacy for the Rock Springs City Council Ward 2 seat in the 2022 election.
Thompson moved to Rock Springs in 1979, and graduated from Rock Springs High School in 1984. He married his wife in 1986, and together they had 3 children.
He also served in the United States Marine Corps reserve and the Wyoming National Guard from 1986 to 2000. Fields of training include aviation RADAR, infantry, Howitzer crew member and boat operator, and he received multiple commendations and awards.
David obtained the rank of sergeant while deployed in 1990, in support of Operation Desert Shield. He worked in local law enforcement from 1994 until retirement in 2019, serving with the Rock Springs Police Department and the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office.
During his time with RSPD, he also obtained the rank of sergeant. His duties included patrol, field training officer, SWAT, detective, to name a few.
“I’d like to continue my service within this community, and being a council person is one of the best ways to do that. I want to work with other local agencies to continue to find ways to diversify and grow our economy,” Thompson said. “At the end of the day, local policies and operations affect us much more than we think. I want to work with everyone to increase community involvement and improve our unique way of life.”