Curt Thompson

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Curt Thompson
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Georgia State Senate District 5
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sAmerican University (1990)
J.D.Georgia State University (1992)
Personal
BirthdayDecember 15, 1968
Place of birthDecatur, Georgia
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Curt Thompson (b. December 15, 1968) is a Democratic member of the Georgia State Senate, representing District 5. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Thompson served in the Georgia State House of Representatives from 2002 to 2004.

Biography

Thompson earned his B.A. in International Studies/Broadcast Journalism from American University in 1990 and his J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law in 1992. His professional experience includes working as a Staff Attorney for the International Brotherhood of Police Officers, Labor Lawyer for Service Employees International Union and a Staff Attorney for the International Association of Firefighters.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Thompson served on the following committees:

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Special Judiciary, Chair
Appropriations
Ethics
Judiciary - Non-Civil
Natural Resources and the Environment

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Thompson served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Thompson served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014; a runoff election will take place where necessary on July 22, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Curt B. Thompson was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2012

Thompson ran in the 2012 election for Georgia State Senate District 5. Thompson ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on July 31, 2012. Republican Garry Guan filed to run in the GOP primary, but he withdrew in July of 2012.[3] The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5] Thompson won re-election in the general election.[6]

Georgia State Senate, District 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCurt Thompson Incumbent 100% 31,256
Total Votes 31,256

2010

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2010

Thompson won re-election to the 5th District seat in 2010. He defeated a Republican opponent, Gary Guan, in the November 2, 2010, general election.[7]

Georgia State Senate, District 5 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCurt Thompson Incumbent 64.7% 11,591
     Republican Garry Guan 35.3% 6,330
Total Votes 17,921

2008

On November 4, 2008, Thompson won re-election to the Georgia Senate from Georgia's 5th Senate district. Thompson ran unopposed in the election, and he received 25,966 votes.[8] Thompson raised $18,646 for his campaign.[9]

2006

On November 7, 2006, Thompson won election to District 5 of the Georgia State Senate unopposed.[10]

Georgia State Senate, District 5 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCurt Thompson Incumbent 100% 11,588
Total Votes 11,588

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Thompson is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Thompson raised a total of $297,027 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 22, 2013.[11]

Curt Thompson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State Senate, District 5 Won $70,916
2010 Georgia State Senate, District 5 Won $60,374
2008 Georgia State Senate, District 5 Won $18,646
2006 Georgia State Senate, District 5 Won $44,412
2004 Georgia State Senate, District 5 Won $94,894
2002 Georgia State House, District 69 Won $7,785
Grand Total Raised $297,027

2012

Thompson won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $70,916.
Georgia State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Curt Thompson's campaign in 2012
Thompson, Curt$30,037
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association$4,000
Studentsfirst$1,500
Hoffspiegel, Lloyd W$1,400
Henry, Spiegel Fried & Milling Llc$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$70,916
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Thompson won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $60,374.

2008

Thompson won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $18,646.

2006

Thompson won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $44,412.

2004

Thompson won election to the Georgia State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $94,894.

2002

Thompson won election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $7,785.

Personal

Thompson has a wife, Sasha.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 13 through March 21.[12]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."

2012

In 2012, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[13]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."

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