Politics: Cartersville Sen. Bruce Thompson eyeing labor commissioner’s post? Rosemary Greene named Bartow-Gordon superior court judge. SNL laser-focused on the other Greene.

Politics: Cartersville Sen. Bruce Thompson eyeing labor commissioner’s post? Rosemary Greene named Bartow-Gordon superior court judge. SNL laser-focused on the other Greene.


We’ve picked up word that state Sen. Bruce Thompson is preparing a possible run for state Labor Commissioner — a job now held by fellow Republican Mark Butler.

A few GOP insiders told us Thompson, a military veteran and insurance agent from the northwest Georgia city of White, was calling activists and donors about a potential bid.

He didn’t deny the buzz, telling us that he’s “open to serving the people and the state in the best capacity I can” whether it’s as chair of the Senate Economic Development Committee or another position. Thompson bio

Thompson won re-election by a 70%-30% margin over Democrat Travis Johnson on Nov. 3. The 14th Senate district includes much of Bartow County, some of Cherokee County and a small cut into Cobb County.

For more: AJC’s Today’s Jolt.


Another nod to the AJC’s Jolt for the following link:

  • Laser focused: If you’re inclined, there is a parody on Saturday Night Live this week about those space lasers and wildfires in California. Click SNL

Rosemary Greene named superior court judge: Cherokee District Attorney Rosemary Greene has been named a superior court judge to the Cherokee Judicial Circuit by Gov. Brian Kemp. Greene holds a bachelor’s degree from LaGrange College and law degree from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law. She previously served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Blue Ridge and Cherokee Judicial Circuits. She also was the District Attorney for the Cherokee Judicial Circuit from 2013-2021. She is married to her husband, Mark, and she has two children: Stan and Mary. Greene will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable David K. Smith. The Cherokee Judicial Circuit is comprised of Bartow and Gordon Counties.

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