Rebecca Thompson

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Rebecca Thompson
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Former candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives, District 1
Bachelor'sNorthern Michigan University
Campaign website
Rebecca Thompson was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 1 of the Michigan House of Representatives.[1]


A Detroit, Michigan native, Thompson graduated from the Detroit School of Arts.[2] She went on to earn her B.S. in marketing from Northern Michigan University.[3]

Thompson has dedicated her career to public service. She has worked for nonprofits involving education and youth development. She currently serves as the Senior Director of Engagement for United Way. She has also been active in community organizations such as the NAACP, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the 13th District Young Democrats and the Michigan Democratic Party.[2]


Campaign themes


Thompson submitted the following statement to Ballotpedia:[3]

As the next State Representative from Michigan's 1st District, my priorities will include investing in education, increasing economic opportunity, and keeping our communities safe.[4]



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Incumbent Brian Banks defeated six other candidates in the Democratic primary; Rebecca Thompson came in second. John Hauler was unopposed in the Republican primary. Banks defeated Hauler in the general election.[5][6][1][7]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 1 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Banks 67.3% 15,992
     Republican John Hauler 32.7% 7,782
Total Votes 23,774
Michigan House of Representatives, District 1 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Banks Incumbent 42.8% 3,140
Rebecca Thompson 36.1% 2,645
Michael Koester 11.1% 813
Taryn Jones 4% 296
Harry Scott 2.2% 159
Paul Fillmore 2.1% 152
Corey Gilchrist 1.7% 123
Total Votes 7,328

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