On Oct. 31 Bomgar sent an email listing members of his campaign committee. The more than 50 people listed on his committee reads like a who’s who of Republican business and political leaders. Bomgar said that since he filed the paperwork for Friends of Joel Bomgar that he had raised well over $100,000. That is more than impressive and certainly intimidating to possible opponents. Add in the fact that the very wealthy Bomgar could also easily self-fund his candidacy to represent the citizens of Madison and Ridgeland. Outside of news about his successful business, Bomgar made the news when House Speaker Philip Gunn nominated him for the State Board of Education.