Governor John Bel Edwards appointed Bruce Thornton to fill the vacancy on the Zachary City Council representing District 4. Thornton was officially sworn into office on Tuesday, March 8. He will serve as interim until the election is held in November 2022.
Bruce Thornton is a lifelong resident of Zachary and is married to Connie Thornton. He officially retired in 2021 from Baton Rouge General Hospital as Lead Network Engineer. Bruce is a graduate of Southern University with a BS in Marketing.
He is a member of Little Rock Baptist Church, where he serves on the Member Board of Deacons and is also a choir member. He is a Board Member of the Zachary Men’s Club, where he served as Past President and Vice President. Bruce and Connie have two children, Brandon, Blair, and four grandchildren.