Jeffrey Thompson, Idaho Representative

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Jeffrey Thompson
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Idaho House of Representatives District 30A
Incumbent
In office
2008-Present
Term ends
November 30, 2016
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$16,438/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sLiberty University, 1986
Master'sIdaho State University, 2006
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 16, 1963
Place of birthHarlingen, TX
ProfessionConsultant, Idaho National Laboratory
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jeffrey Thompson (b. September 16, 1963) is a Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 30A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Thompson earned his B.S. in Finance from Liberty University in 1986 and his M.S. in Human Resource Development from Idaho State University in 2006. His professional experience includes working as a consultant for the Idaho National Laboratory.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Business, Vice Chair
Appropriations
Environment, Energy, and Technology
Joint Finance-Appropriations

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Thompson's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Strengthening Education
Excerpt: "In order to ensure that the money we spend on education is used efficiently, we must address the issue of School District Consolidation. There are more school districts in Idaho than in Washington, Oregon, and Colorado combined."
  • Revitalizing our Economy
Excerpt: "It has always made sense to me that just as individuals and businesses must stay lean in lean times, the government must also reduce expenditures and operate efficiently. Business must not be burdened, but rather enabled by government policies."
  • Maintaining the Proper Role of Government
Excerpt: "The federal government should provide protection, not direction.State government has the duty to execute on those roles that are outlined in the State Constitution. The community should govern at the community level – the government closest to the people is that which governs best."
  • Preserving Family Values
  • Encouraging Support for the Idaho National Laboratory

Higher education

Rep. Thompson sponsored the measure to fund the four-year public universities and colleges with $209 million in FY 2012, which passed on a 47-21 vote during the 2011 session. That budget is a $7.6 million reduction from fiscal year 2011.

Though state support dropped, budgets for universities and colleges increased by about 5 percent, because of the addition of various funding measures, including student fees. In fiscal year 2011, this budget received $377.6 million in total funding, a number that will jump to $396.7 million in fiscal year 2012.

Rep. Thomas Trail said professors are fleeing the state for other institutions.

“We are just not adequately supporting higher education” said Trail.

Rep. Phylis King said businesses often open new operations in areas of the country that are able to provide an educated workforce. King argued that continual education cuts would cause businesses to be wary to move to the Gem State.

“We are not providing that [an educated workforce] when we cut * Education,” said King.

Rep. Grant Burgoyne said “our best and brightest are leaving us” because of cuts. He said that the state is not funding enough education to keep up with the global economy. “America must be No. 1, but we are not doing our job,” said Burgoyne.[2]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Jeffrey Thompson, Idaho Representative endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

Elections

2014

See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Idaho House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Jeff Thompson defeated Steve Yates in the Republican primary and defeated David G. Hay (C) in the general election.[4][5][6]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 30A, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Thompson Incumbent 84% 9,262
     Constitution David G. Hay 16% 1,768
Total Votes 11,030
Idaho House of Representatives, District 30A Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeffrey Thompson Incumbent 51.1% 2,431
Steve Yates 48.9% 2,323
Total Votes 4,754

2012

See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Thompson won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives. Due to redistricting, he ran in District 30A. He defeated Trimelda Concepcion McDaniels in the Republican primary[7] and defeated David G. Hay (C) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[8][9][10]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 30A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeffrey Thompson Incumbent 83.4% 14,533
     Constitution David G. Hay 16.6% 2,884
Total Votes 17,417
Idaho House of Representatives District 30A Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeffrey Thompson 86.8% 3,341
Trimelda Concepcion McDaniels 13.2% 507
Total Votes 3,848

Endorsements

Thompson's website lists the following endorsements, among others:[11]

  • My wife, Chanin Bargelski Thompson
  • Speaker of the House, Lawerence Denney
  • Senator Dean Mortimer
  • Representative Janice McGeachin
  • Bonneville County Commissioner Roger Christensen

2010

See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Thompson won re-election to District Seat 33A in 2010 against Democrat Jerry Shively. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 25th. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[12]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 33A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jeffrey Thompson (R) 5,411 52.6%
Jerry Shively (D) 4,881 47.4%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Jeffery Thompson won the election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 33A receiving 50.9% of the vote (7,465 votes), ahead of Democrat Jerry Shively who received 49.1% of the vote (7,195 votes).[13]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 33A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jeffery Thompson (R) 7,465 50.9%
Jerry Shively (D) 7,195 49.1%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Thompson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Thompson raised a total of $99,475 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 12, 2013.[14]

Jeffrey Thompson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Idaho House, District 30A Won $33,715
2010 Idaho House, District 33A Won $38,100
2008 Idaho House, District 33A Won $27,660
Grand Total Raised $99,475

2012

Thompson won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $33,715.
Idaho House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jeffrey Thompson's campaign in 2012
Idaho Medical Association$2,100
Idaho Power Co.$1,250
Idaho Farm Bureau$1,250
CenturyLink$1,200
Altria$1,150
Total Raised in 2012$33,715
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Thompson was up for re-election, he collected $38,100 in donations.[15]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Idaho House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jeffrey Thompson, Idaho Representative's campaign in 2010
Idaho Farm Bureau$2,000
Beck, Doyle H$2,000
Melaleuca Inc$2,000
Idaho Power Co$1,500
Idaho Association Of Realtors$1,500
Total Raised in 2010 $38,100

2008

In 2008, Thompson raised $27,660.

Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign.[16]


Donor Amount
Idaho Republican Party $2,000
Bonneville County Republicans $1,704
Melaleuca Inc. $1,500
Freedom Fund $1,000
Roberts for Representative $1,000
Doyle Beck $1,000
Bart Davis for Idaho Senate $1,000

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Idaho

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An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Idaho scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

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2013

In 2013, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 4.[17]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "impacting economic freedom in the state."

2012

In 2012, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[18]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative issues.

Idaho Freedom Index

The Idaho Freedom Foundation, an Idaho-based, nonprofit educational research institute, released its "Idaho Freedom Index" in 2013. The index intended to show how Idaho legislators voted on the principles the Foundation seeks to promote. It measured each state legislator based on two tiers, which include whether legislators voted for or against bills that would create or eliminate government agencies, programs, and regulations, and bills that would impact the free market in a positive or negative way. Scores ranged from the highest possible score for members of the state Senate (194 points) and for members of the state House (180 points). A higher score indicated that the legislator voted more in favor of the values supported by the Foundation.[19] Thompson received a score of -16 points in the 2013 index, ranking 38th out of 70 members of the Idaho House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

Personal

Thompson has a wife, Chanin.

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References

  1. Jeff Thompson, "Issues," accessed October 19, 2012
  2. Idaho Reporter, "House clears higher education budget, sends measure to governor," April 1, 2011
  3. Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Idaho Elected Officials," February 8, 2012
  4. Idaho Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
  5. Idaho Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 12, 2014
  6. Idaho Secretary of State, "Official general election results," accessed November 20, 2014
  7. Idaho Secretary of State, "2012 primary election results," accessed May 15, 2012
  8. Idaho Secretary of State, "Primary Candidate List," accessed April 6, 2012
  9. Idaho Secretary of State Election Division, "May 15, 2012 Primary Election Results," accessed 6 July 2012
  10. Idaho Secretary of State – Elections Division, "November 6, 2012 General Election Results," accessed December 27, 2012
  11. Jeff Thompson, "Endorsements," accessed October 19, 2012
  12. Idaho Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed April 16, 2014
  13. Idaho Secretary of State, "Official 2008 General election results," accessed April 16, 2014
  14. Follow the Money, "Thompson, Jeffrey D," accessed December 12, 2013
  15. Follow The Money, "2010 campaign contributions," accessed April 16, 2014
  16. Follow the Money, "2008 contributors to Jeffrey Thompson," November 4, 2008
  17. StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 13, 2014
  18. StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 13, 2014
  19. Idaho Freedom Foundation, "2013 Freedom Index," accessed August 19, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Roy Lacey (D)
Idaho House of Representatives District 30A
2012-present
Succeeded by
NA
Preceded by
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Idaho House of Representatives District 33A
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Janet Trujillo (R)