Kevin Thompson graduated from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Thompson is a former veteran, having served 8 years in the US Air Force. He’s held multiple positions at Southwest Gas Corporation and as a project engineer at Berry Global, Inc. . He has served Mesa City Council member since 2014 . In 2014, he sued the Southwest Gas Corporation, stating that he was discriminated against based on age; however, his case was dismissed . Currently, he is a Principal at Broadmore Consulting, Inc since 2015 .
Thompson serves as Chair of the National League of Cities Economic Development Committee, American Public Gas Associations Public Policy Committee , American Public Gas Association’s Public Gas Policy Council, President of Arizona Municipal Water Users Association, and other positions on the national and state level on local non-profit boards .
Thompson supports eliminating mandates and subsidies to lower utility rates, especially eliminating subsidies for renewable energy . Previously, Thompson has worked to raise water rates and advocate for 0% utility rates .
Thompson supports prioritizing and maintaining a resilient and reliable energy grid  by ensuring that the utilities’ Integrated Resource Plans account for current and future growth and demands. Thompson does not support Green New Deal-style policies . He supports the placement and clear regulation of new energy technologies in Arizona, especially technologies like micro-nuclear . Thompson believes the Legislature, not the commissioners, should create energy policy , and that consumers shouldn’t pay for renewable energy if they don’t use it .
Thompson supports giving policymaking power to the Legislature instead of the Commissioners . Thompson does not support the three-person majority of Commissioners to pass energy policy  because he wants rural communities to have a greater say .
Rep. Jacqueline Parker, LD 16; Congressman Andy Biggs; Jo Martin; Rene Lopez, Chandler Councilmember; Former Rep. Jill Norgaard; Skip Hall, City of Surprise Mayor; Cathay Carlat, City of Peoria Mayor; Jon Willis, Ceo Freespace; Commissioner Jim O’Connor; Vice Mayor and Councilmember Mark Stewart; Jeff Brown, Councilmember of Queen Creek; Payson Mayor Tom Morrissey; Rep. Travis Grantham, LD 12; Apache Junction Councilmember Braden Diggs; Rep. Walt Blackman, LD 6; Sen. Warren Petersen, LD 12; Rep. Jake Hoffman, LD 12; Rep. Ben Toma, LD 22; Conservatives for a Constitutional Republic; Sons of Liberty Riders Crew; Senator Sonny Borelli;