Republican Bruce Thompson elected Georgia’s new labor commissioner

Incumbent Mark Butler did not seek re-election, creating a campaign for an open seat
Published: Nov. 9, 2022 at 1:44 PM EST
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Bruce Thompson was elected Georgia’s new labor commissioner on Tuesday, replacing incumbent Mark Butler, who did not run for re-election.

Thompson, a former state legislator, defeated another former lawmaker, Democrat William Boddie.

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Butler became Georgia’s first Republican labor commissioner in 2011. Michael Thurmond, now CEO of DeKalb County, was the last Democrat to hold any statewide constitutional office.

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The position oversees Georgia’s Department of Labor, which administers Georgia’s unemployment insurance and oversee child labor issues, among other responsibilities.