Speaker Vincent Prieto administered the Oath to the former Wall Township mayor as his wife Sandi held the bible. The Thomson’s son Christian, daughter-in-law Kimbery and grandchildren Bella and Marcelo participated in the ceremony as witnesses along with Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick.
Thomson was elected by the GOP County Committee members of the 30th Legislative District on August 14. He will serve the remainder of the term of Dave Rible who stepped down from the Assembly upon becoming the Director of the New Jersey Division of Alcohol Beverage Control.
Thomson joins Senator Robert Singer and Assemblyman Sean Kean on the ballot in November for his own two year term in the Assembly.
Thomson’s great-grandfather, John Thomson, was a member of the Assembly from 1915 to 1917.
The 30th District is comprised of Avon-by-the-Sea, Belmar, Bradley Beach,Brielle, Farmingdale, Howell, Lake Como, Manasquan, Sea Girt, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights, and Wall in Monmouth County as well as Lakewood and Point Pleasant in Ocean County.