Councilmember Thompson has been a three-termÂ elected representative to District #6Â on the Omaha City Council â€“ his first term beginningÂ on May 9, 2001. Franklin and his wife, Beverly, have four children Jasmine, Franque, Ivy and Kelly along with six grandchildren.Â
Franklin Thompson has overcome a tremendous amount of obstacles that usually knock a typical person out of the game of life and has since dedicated himself to the Education of our youth. He has had a long-standing career within Education; Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha for the past 13 years, former Counselor at Creighton Prep High School for 5 years and over 16 years with Omaha Public Schools. Of particular note, Franklinâ€™s career in Education has expanded the minds of thousands of young students who have blossomed into todayâ€™s leaders.
Franklin Thompsonâ€™s true passion is music â€“ he has been involved in songwriting and recording of himself and others. He is proud of his religious and spiritual upbringing in which he states, â€śThis is the main reason I am where I am at todayâ€ť. His bi-partisan views and beliefs and his ability to see the big picture have given the City Council a fresh perspective.
In his spare time, perhaps you can catch Franklin on the football field, basketball and tennis court or the boxing ring.
Motto:Â Working with Omahaâ€™s Youth; Race and Human Relations