Rick Thompson

(800) 456-5974
Legislative Consultant - CJCA


Rick Thompson joined the TAC Legislative Department in December 2000. Prior to joining TAC, Thompson worked for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as a correctional officer. He then spent the next three years serving in administrative capacities where he advised officials, law enforcement agencies and the public. During his employment with TDCJ-ID, Thompson earned a B.A. in political science from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville.

Thompson serves as liaison to the County Judges and Commissioners Association, working on topics including:

  • County authority
  • Transportation
  • Employee health benefits
  • County courts
  • Law enforcement
  • County structure

Thompson is a sought-after resource for county, state and national organizations for his knowledge on:

  • The 1115 Federal Medicaid Waiver and its effect on county government
  • Indigent health
  • Federal health care programs
  • Public hospital and hospital district matters
  • First responder and emergency preparedness