Thomas H. Tommy Thompson Biography

Henderson County Native

Currently on Henderson County Commission

Graduate East Henderson High School

Serves on the following Local Committees or Boards:

  • Henderson County Transportation Advisory Committee
  • French Broad River MPO Transportation Advisory Committee
  • Governmental Finance Corporation
  • Juvenile Crime Prevention Council
  • Joint College Facility Committee
  • Agricultural Advisory Board
  • Local Government Committee of Cooperative Action
  • Nursing Care Home Community Advisory Committee
  • Council on Aging (Board Member)
  • Pardee Hospital (Board Member)
  • Blue Ridge Community College Ambassador

Serves on the following State Committees or Boards:

  • North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC)
  • Represents the NCACC on the North Carolina Sentencing and Policy Advisory Commission
  • Represents NCACC on the Economic Development Task Force Committee
  • Member NCACC Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee


Certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission in Civil Superior Court and Clerk of Superior Court matter

Henderson County Clerk of Superior Court 32 years

Commission Leadership every year since elected

Business Degree with Finance Concentration from Western Carolina University

Community and State involvement:

  • Past President North Carolina Association

Clerks of Superior Court

  • Member Governors Crime Commission
  • Boy Scouts – (Chairman Terrora District)
  • Hendersonville Lions Club  – (Past President, Currently on Board of Directors)
  • Kedron Masonic Lodge #387
  • 32 Degree Scottish Rite – Valley of Asheville
  • Hendersonville Shrine Club- (Past President)
  • Member First Baptist Church Hendersonville

Honors and Awards:

  • Eagle Scout
  • North Carolina Order of the Long Leaf Pine
  • Melvin Jones Fellow from Lions International
  • Graduate Leadership Hendersonville
  • Boss of the Year from the American Business Women’s Association
  • North Carolina Jack Stickley Fellow


  • Spending time with my family
  • Fishing
  • Enjoying the outdoors


  • Married 41 years to the same beautiful woman
  • Two awesome children
  • Four amazing grandchildren