David Thompson was born and raised in the Sulphur Springs Valley and has been a Valley Telephone Cooperative member since 1990. He grew up on a farm in Kansas Settlement and is now a Cattle Rancher in the Chiricahua Mountains southeast of Willcox with his wife, Tina. David was appointed to the Valley Telephone Cooperative Board on April 28, 1999 to represent District 2. Since being appointed, David has served on the Audit, Nominating, Scholarship, Policy, Executive and Finance Committees. He has served as the Board Secretary/Treasurer and the Arizona Legislative coordinator and currently serves as the Board President.