Will Thompson announced his campaign for Navarro County Criminal District Attorney Tuesday, March 26.
Thompson has a long history of service to his community. He served as a Marine Corps officer for nine years after graduating from the University of Texas. He earned his law degree from Texas Wesleyan University and was hired as a prosecutor in the Navarro County District Attorney’s Office four months after elected District Attorney Lowell Thompson took office in 2007.
After three years he was promoted to serve as the First Assistant District Attorney, the highest level of leadership in the office. After the tragic death of longtime District Attorney Lowell Thompson, he served as the Interim District Attorney.
“It’s been a true honor to serve the residents of Navarro County for more than a decade,” Thompson said. “During the past month I’ve done a lot of thinking and praying about how I can best serve Navarro County. I’ve had dozens of leaders from law enforcement, business and local government reach out to me and encourage me to seek election as their next District Attorney. I am truly humbled and grateful for their support and advice. I believe my training and experience in various leadership roles in the District Attorney’s office, the military, and in business as well as the fact that I’ve tried more than 100 cases to juries in Navarro County courts makes me uniquely qualified to lead the Navarro County District Attorney’s Office. Over the past 12 years I have built strong relationships with the great people who serve in law enforcement and other roles of Navarro County government while prosecuting many of the most heinous crimes our citizens read about in the local newspapers. I look forward to spending the next year earning the vote of my neighbors and friends. In my 12 years working in the District Attorney’s Office I have seen the number of cases filed on a monthly basis double. I worked hand-in-hand with Lowell Thompson and our law enforcement agencies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of how DWI, narcotics and family violence cases are investigated and prosecuted, increasing the rate of successful prosecution. I have taught police officers from every agency in Navarro County about how to conduct searches, investigations, and interviews of suspects and witnesses that will lead to successful prosecution in court.”
Thompson has been married to his wife, Mary for 34 years with two adult children. Together they attend the Corsicana Cowboy Church.