Julianne Thompson is Co-Chairman of the Atlanta Tea Party. She is former Press Secretary of the Georgia Republican Party, and served as a Legislative Aide in the United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee and Subcommittee on the Constitution during the historic Contract With America. She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Liberty University and served as a television reporter in Virginia Beach while studying for her Master’s Degree at Regent University School of Broadcast Journalism. A member of Who’s Who Among Outstanding Young Women in America, she was appointed to serve by two Administrations: In 2011, Governor Nathan Deal appointed her to the Georgia Healthcare Exchange Advisory Committee, and she was appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue to the State Children’s Trust Fund Commission.
Julianne is a well-respected conservative contributor and is regularly featured in various media outlets, including TV, radio, and print. Julianne has appeared on Fox News Channel, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox 5 Atlanta, AJC, Washington Times, Washington Post, New York Times, Voice of America, NPR, WSB, WGST, and shows including: Glenn Beck, Neil Cavuto, Ty Young, Rusty Humphries, Tim Bryant, and Martha Zoller.
Julianne is one of Georgia’s 16 Republican Presidential Electors and represented Georgia at the Republican National Convention in 2012 and 2008.
She is married to her college sweetheart, Jason Thompson. Jason is a partner in the law firm of Riley, Emert, and Thompson. They are the parents of two children (Tori and Hayden), and live in Suwanee, Georgia.
Debbie has been a grassroots activist since 1976 and has been actively involved in over 40 political campaigns and grassroots initiatives. She has been very heavily involved with Get Out The Vote efforts and ballot security.
Debbie has successfully fought many tax increases on both the local and state level. She is also very actively involved in lobbying at the Georgia Legislature on different issues, including tough ethics reform. Debbie believes if Constitutional conservatives are going to be successful in returning our nation to its founding principles, we need to do this from the bottom up.
She was one of 22 people on the first conference call held in February of 2009 to plan the first round of tea parties held on February 27, 2009 Tea Party in response to Rick Santelli’s rant. Debbie is a co-founder of the Atlanta Tea Party which drew over 20,000 people to the April 15th, 2009 Tax Day Tea Party. She spoke at the 9-12-2009 March on D.C. event and has been active with Tea Party Patriots since its inception. She serves on the Board of Directors and national coordinator of Tea Party Patriots. She recently co-founded Green Tea Coalition which brings together conservatives and progressives to advocate for energy choice and freedom for the consumer.
Debbie currently resides in Buford, Georgia.