A life-long resident of Howard Township, Centre County, PA Congressman Glenn 'GT' Thompson was first elected to represent Pennsylvania’s Fifth District in the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2008 and sworn in to his fifth term on January 3, 2017. His first election in the 2008 primary was very much a test of faith. GT was the last of 9 Republican candidates to announce for the vacancy resulting from the retirement of Congressman John Peterson. Prior to being elected to Pennsylvania’s geographically largest congressional district, Congressman Thompson spent 28 years as a therapist, rehabilitation services manager and a licensed Nursing Home Administrator.
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