Thompson Announces Congressional Student Leadership Council

Aug 7, 2019
Press Release
Open to CA-05 high school students

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced he is launching a Congressional Student Leadership Council open to High School students in California’s Fifth Congressional District. Applications for this semester-long leadership program are open until Tuesday, September 10.

“Our students are our future and it’s critical we give our young people the tools and opportunities needed to prepare for their work as the leaders of the next generation. That’s why I am excited to announce I am launching a Congressional Student Leadership Council for high school students in our district!” said Thompson. “This exciting program will offer the chance for students to work directly with me and my staff to develop their leadership skills, get to know how government works, and engage directly with our community. I encourage all interested students to apply and I look forward to seeing all they can accomplish.”

Thompson’s Congressional Student Leadership Council is open to all high school students in our district. Applicants should be passionate about helping their community and eager to learn more about federal, state and local government. This is a semester-long commitment where students will be expected to meet several times a month and complete a final project. There will be a Council for each of the five counties that Thompson represents, including Contra Costa, Lake, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma Counties. Students can click here to learn more and submit their application, which should be received no later than Tuesday, September 10, 2019.


Congressman Mike Thompson is proud to represent California’s 5th Congressional District, which includes all or part of Contra Costa, Lake, Napa, Solano and Sonoma Counties.  He is a senior member of the House Committee on Ways and Means where he chairs the Subcommittee on Tax Policy. Rep. Thompson is Chairman of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. He is also Co-Chair of the bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Wine Caucus and a member of the fiscally-conservative Blue Dog Coalition.