Jeffrey Thompson, Idaho Representative
|Idaho House of Representatives District 30A|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||6|
|Per diem||$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Liberty University, 1986|
|Master's||Idaho State University, 2006|
|Birthday||September 16, 1963|
|Place of birth||Harlingen, TX|
|Profession||Consultant, Idaho National Laboratory|
- 1 Committee assignments
- 2 Issues
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Scorecards
- 6 Personal
- 7 Recent news
- 8 External links
- 9 References
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Thompson served on the following committees:
|Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Business, Vice Chair|
|• Environment, Energy, and Technology|
|• Joint Finance-Appropriations|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Thompson served on these committees:
|Idaho Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Environment, Energy and Technology|
|• Joint Finance-Appropriations|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Thompson served on these committees:
|Idaho Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Health and Welfare|
Thompson's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- 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
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.
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 and defeated David G. Hay (C) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Idaho House of Representatives, District 30A, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Jeffrey Thompson Incumbent||83.4%||14,533|
|Constitution||David G. Hay||16.6%||2,884|
|Idaho House of Representatives District 30A Republican Primary, 2012|
|Trimelda Concepcion McDaniels||13.2%||507|
Thompson's website lists the following endorsements, among others:
- My wife, Chanin Bargelski Thompson
- Speaker of the House, Lawerence Denney
- Senator Dean Mortimer
- Representative Janice McGeachin
- Bonneville County Commissioner Roger Christensen
|Idaho House of Representatives, District 33A (2010)|
|Jeffrey Thompson (R)||5,411||52.6%|
|Jerry Shively (D)||4,881||47.4%|
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).
|Idaho House of Representatives, District 33A (2008)|
|Jeffery Thompson (R)||7,465||50.9%|
|Jerry Shively (D)||7,195||49.1%|
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.
|Jeffrey Thompson's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Idaho House, District 30A||$33,715|
|2010||Idaho House, District 33A||$38,100|
|2008||Idaho House, District 33A||$27,660|
|Grand Total Raised||$99,475|
2012Thompson 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|
|Total Raised in 2012||$33,715|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Thompson was up for re-election, he collected $38,100 in donations.
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|
|Idaho Power Co||$1,500|
|Idaho Association Of Realtors||$1,500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$38,100|
In 2008, Thompson raised $27,660.
Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign.
|Idaho Republican Party||$2,000|
|Bonneville County Republicans||$1,704|
|Roberts for Representative||$1,000|
|Bart Davis for Idaho Senate||$1,000|
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. 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.
Thompson has a wife, Chanin.
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- Jeff Thompson's campaign website
- Idaho House of Representatives - Jeffrey Thompson
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign contributions: 2008
- Jeff Thompson on Facebook
- Jeff Thompson on Twitter
- Jeff Thompson, "Issues," accessed October 19, 2012
- "House clears higher education budget, sends measure to governor," Idaho Reporter, By Dustin Hurst, April 1st, 2011
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Idaho Elected Officials," February 8, 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State, "2012 primary election results," May 15, 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State, "Primary Candidate List," accessed April 6, 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State Election Division, "May 15, 2012 Primary Election Results," accessed 6 July 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State – Elections Division, “November 6, 2012 General Election Results,” accessed December 27, 2012
- Jeff Thompson, "Endorsements," accessed October 19, 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State - 2010 General election results
- Idaho House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- Follow the Money, "Thompson, Jeffrey D," accessed December 12, 2013
- 2010 campaign contributions
- 2008 contributors to Jeffrey Thompson
- Idaho Freedom Foundation "2013 Freedom Index," accessed August 19, 2013
Roy Lacey (D)
|Idaho House of Representatives District 30A
| Succeeded by|
|Idaho House of Representatives District 33A
| Succeeded by|
Janet Trujillo (R)