Jason Thompson

Mayor & Council
Title: Mayor Pro Tem/Councilmember
Phone: 919-320-5090
Jason Thompson


215 Blanche Street
Clayton, NC 27520

Term & Position

  • Councilman since December 2011
  • Term expires in 2023
  • Mayor Pro Tem since December 2019

Civic Activities

  • Triangle J COG (Council of Government) delegate for the Town
  • Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) Alternate for the Town
  • 20 plus year volunteer, Clayton Area EMS (10 years as Chief)
  • Current Vice President - Johnston County EMS Association
  • Council Ex-Officio - Clayton Fire Department Fire Advisory Board
  • Alternate to the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency Board


  • Graduate of UNC Charlotte - EMS Management Institute
  • Graduate of Johnston Community College - Paramedic/EMS Program
  • Graduate of Clayton High School

Work Experience

  • Medical Examiner and Death Investigator, State of North Carolina
  • 29 years of public safety work in Johnston County (EMS, Law Enforcement and 911 Communications)
  • Adjunct faculty at four local community colleges

Why Did You Run for Office?

I ran for office to be a voice for those who are often not heard.


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