Jim Thompson

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Jim Thompson
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Oregon House of Representatives District 23
Incumbent
In office
2004-2005, 2009-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position (current service)5
Years in position (previous service)1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$22,596/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Oregon House of Representatives
2004-2005
Personal
Place of birthLincoln County, OR
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jim Thompson is a Republican member of the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 23. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Thompson was defeated in the May 20, 2014, Republican primary by Mike Nearman.

In March, 2004, Thompson was appointed to fill the seat vacated by Lane Shetterly, and served in the Oregon House of Representatives from 2004-2005. Jim Thompson also served as a member on the Monmouth City Council.

Biography

Thompson attended both Oregon State and Western Oregon University, College of Education. His professional experience includes work as both a Plant Scientist for Bayer Corporation and as an Emergency Medical Technician.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Business and Labor
Health Care, Vice Chair

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:

Elections

2014

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oregon House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Wanda Davis was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Mike Nearman defeated incumbent Jim Thompson in the Republican primary. Mark Karnowski is running as a Libertarian candidate, while Alex Polikoff is running as a Pacific Green Party candidate. Davis, Nearman, Karnowski and Polikoff will face off in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2012

Thompson won re-election in the 2012 election for Oregon House of Representatives District 23. Thompson was unopposed in the May 15 Republican primary and defeated Ross Swartzendruber (D) and Alex Polikoff (Pacific Green) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Oregon House of Representatives, District 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Thompson Incumbent 59.2% 17,864
     Democratic Ross Swartzendruber 32.9% 9,937
     Pacific Green Alex Polikoff 7.9% 2,381
Total Votes 30,182

2010

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2010

Thompson won re-election to District 23 in 2010. He had no primary opposition but was challenged by Wesley West in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[7][8]

Oregon State House, District 23
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Thompson (R) 16,371
Wesley West (D) 7,661

2008

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Thompson was elected to Oregon State House District 23.[9][10]

Oregon State House District 23
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Thompson (R) 15,878
Brown (D) 11,745
Misc. 56

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Thompson is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Thompson raised a total of $420,172 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 13, 2013.[11]

Jim Thompson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oregon State House, District 23 Won $137,230
2010 Oregon State House, District 23 Won $78,217
2008 Oregon State House, District 23 Won $169,813
2004 Oregon State House, District 23 Defeated $34,912
2002 Oregon State House, District 23 Not up for election $0
Grand Total Raised $420,172

2012

Thompson won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $137,230.
Oregon State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jim Thompson's campaign in 2012
Northwest Grassroots & Communications$7,750
Riggs, Doug$5,110
Oregon Health Care Association$4,500
Doctors for Healthy Communities$4,000
Oregon Medical Association$4,000
Total Raised in 2012$137,230
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Thompson won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $78,217.

2008

Thompson won election to the Oregon State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $169,813.

2004

Thompson lost the election for the Oregon State House in 2004. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $34,912.

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 77th Oregon State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 4 to July 9. In 2014, the 77th Oregon State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 3 to March 10.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills that impacted the businesses of family farmers and ranchers.
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2011-2012

In 2011, the 76th Oregon State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 1 to June 30. In 2012, the 76th Oregon State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 1 to March 6.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills pertaining to animals.
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Personal

Jim Thompson was born in Lincoln County, Oregon and subsequently raised in Dallas, Oregon. He and his wife, Helga, have two children.[1]

Organizations

  • Executive Director, Oregon Pharmacy Association, present
  • Member, Health Safety Net Advisory Committee
  • Member, Oregon Health Care Volunteer Advisory Committee
  • Chair, Board of Directors, Polk County Fire District 1.

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees

  • Public Health Logistics Workgroup.

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