Michael R. Thompson (South Carolina)
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 34|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|High school||South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics|
|Bachelor's||United States Naval Academy|
|Master's||The College of William and Mary|
|J.D.||The College of William and Mary|
After growing up in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Thompson graduated from the South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics in 1995.
Thompson earned his bachelor's degree in History from the United States Naval Academy in 1999. He went on to earn his M.B.A with a focus in finance and marketing and his J.D. with a focus in taxation and corporate law from The College of William and Mary in 2005.
Thompson listed the following issues on his campaign website:
- Ethics reform
- Excerpt: "We need an independent, nonpartisan, directly elected body to determine if ethical violations exist. This commission should address all of the ethics cases for all elected officials in the state...Penalties should be increased to give serious weight to the ethical violations. One way to do this would be to provide for treble damages, or a penalty equal to three times the amount of money involved in the offense. "
- Lobbying limitations for legislators
- Excerpt:"Lifetime prohibition on lobbying for legislators."
- Retirement reform
- Excerpt: "The privilege of serving the people of South Carolina is just that: a privilege, not a career. Under this reform, folks could keep their previously earned state retirement years, but would not be eligible to earn new years."
- A cap on outside income for state legislators
- Excerpt: "Members of the US House and Senate have a cap on the amount of money they earn from outside sources. They also have rules about what types of income they can earn, and must disclose the source(s) of their outside income. Adopting this rule in South Carolina would keep legislators focused on their duties to the people of our state."
Elections for all 124 seats in the South Carolina House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 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 30, 2014. Michael Thompson was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Mike Forrester defeated Gaye Holt in the Republican primary. Thompson and Forrester will face off in the general election.
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 34 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Mike Forrester Incumbent||57.3%||1,901|
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- South Carolina House of Representatives
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- Official campaign website
- Michael R. Thompson on Facebook
- Michael R. Thompson on Twitter
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- South Carolina Secretary of State - Official candidate list
- South Carolina State Election Commission, "2014 Election Information," accessed March 31, 2014
- Facebook, "Michael R. Thompson, About," accessed June 24, 2014
- Information submitted through Ballotpedia's biographical submission form on June 10, 2014
- Michael R. Thompson, "Issues," accessed on June 24, 2014
- South Carolina State Election Commission, "Election Results," accessed June 10, 2014
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