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Nicholas Thompson

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Nicholas Thompson
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Florida House of Representatives District 73
Former member
Term in office began
2006
Term in office ended
2010
Political party Republican
Profession Prosecutor
Nicholas Thompson was a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 73rd District from 2006-2010. He did not seek re-election in 2010.

Thompson is Lead Prosecutor in the Elderly Exploitation and Abuse Unit, 20th Judicial Circuit, Florida Attorney's Office.

He is a member of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Fort Myers, Department of Children and Families Task Force for Child Protection Legal Services Subcommittee, Department of Corrections Policy Council, and Drug Policy Advisory Council.[1]

Judicial campaign

Thompson has announced his intentions to run in 2010 for a seat on the Twentieth Circuit Court of Florida.[2]

Issue positions

Thompson did not provide answers to the Florida State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[3]

Committee assignments

2009-2010

Thompson's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 381 - "Care of Children: Creates "Zahid Jones, Jr., Give Grandparents & Other Relatives a Voice Act;" requires that case record of child under supervision or in custody of DCFS be maintained in complete & accurate manner"
  • HB 1199 - "Pretrial Proceedings: Creates "Officer Andrew Widman Act;" provides that at first appearance of probationer or offender on community control arrested for new offense for which court finds existence of probable cause, court may order pretrial detention or pretrial release of person with or without bail to await further hearing to determine outcome of violation hearing"
  • HB 7081 - "Florida False Claims Act: Authorizes rather than requires court to award attorney's fees & expenses to prevailing defendant under specified circumstances; provides applicability."

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.

Elections

2008

On November 4, 2008, Thompson won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 73rd District, defeating Stephen Gray-Blancett (D). Thompson received 36,277 votes in the election while Gray-Blancett received 22,556 votes.[4] Thompson raised $87,699 for his campaign; Gray-Blancett raised $11,984.[5]

Florida House of Representatives, District 73
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Nicholas Thompson (R) 36,277 61.7%
Stephen Gray-Blancett (D) 22,556 38.3%

Campaign donors

Below are Thompson's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[6]

Contributor 2008 total
FL Republican Party $3,300
AT&T $2,000
FL Assoc of Realtors $2,000
FL Cable Telecommunications Assoc $1,500
FL Chamber of Commerce $1,417

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives District 73
2006–2010
Succeeded by
Matt Caldwell