Harold E. Thompson has served on City Council since November   1998.  His term as Mayor of the City of Union will expire in   November 2024.

 He is a graduate of Temple Technical Institute of Broadcasting in   Washington, D.C. and the Radio Engineering Institute of   Broadcasting in Sarasota, Florida.  He is a retired Photojournalist   and Central Broadcast Operator from WSPA NEWS Channel 7 in   Spartanburg, SC with 33 years of service.  Mayor Thompson is a   graduate of Leadership Union Class of 2000.  He is also a graduate   of the South Carolina Municipal Institute of Government and the   South Carolina Economic Development School.  He has completed   the Crisis Leadership Development Training Program (FEMA) and   has completed the Diamond and Platinum levels in the Leadership   Program at the National League of Cities.  He is a graduate of the   advanced class of the SC Municipal Association and is a former   board member of MASC.  He currently serves as a Board Member of   the Association of SC Mayors and is President of the SC African   American Mayors Association.  He serves on the Board of Directors   for the Catawba Regional Council of Governments and also on the   Executive Board of Directors.  Mayor Thompson is recognized as a   Riley Institute Diversity Fellow at Furman University for having   completed the SC Diversity Leaders Initiative Upstate Class of XI.     He is a member of Prince Hall Masons of South Carolina where he   serves as District Deputy for Union, York, Chester, and Cherokee   Counties, a member of the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (and is a recipient of the Legion of Honor).  He is a member of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite Masons PHA and a 33° Mason.  He is also a member of St Luke Baptist Church in Buffalo, SC. 



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