Sara Thomas

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Sara Thomas
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 31
Incumbent
In office
1998 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 16
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayApril 21, 1941
ProfessionRetired educator
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Sara R. Thomas (b. April 21, 1941) is a Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 31. She was first elected to the chamber in 1997.

Biography

Thomas attended Delta State University and Mississippi Valley State University. Now retired, her professional experience includes working as a retired educator.[1]

Committee assignments

2012-2013

During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Thomas served on the following committees:

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012
Agriculture
Corrections
Education
Ethics
Investigate State Offices
Youth and Family Affairs, Vice Chair

2010-2011

During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Thomas served on the following committees:

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2010
Education, Vice Chair
Corrections
Ethics
Gaming
Juvenile Justice
Tourism

Elections

2011

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Thomas won re-election to District 31 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. She defeated Otis Anthony, Torrey Bell, Lester Williams, and Michael Pembleton in the primary on August 2, 2011.[2] Thomas was unchallenged in the November 8 general election.[3][4]

Mississippi House of Representatives District 31 Democratic Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSara Thomas Incumbent 50.2% 2,083
Otis Anthony 15.9% 661
Torrey Bell 7.7% 321
Michael Pembleton 10.3% 428
Lester Williams 15.8% 657
Total Votes 4,150

2007

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Thomas was re-elected in District 31. She ran unopposed.[5]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 31 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sara Thomas (D) 4,055

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Thomas received $14,707 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sara Thomas's campaign in 2011
Believe PAC$2,500
Ameristar Casinos$1,000
Mississippi Hospital Association$1,000
Mississippi Association Of Educators$700
Mississippi Independent Pharmacies Association$500
Total Raised in 2011 $14,707
Total Votes received in 2011 3,978
Cost of each vote received $3.7

2007

In 2007, Thomas collected $1,900 in donations.[7]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Ameristar Casinos $350
Electric Power Associates of Mississippi $300
Isle of Capri Casino $250
AT&T $200
Mississippi Power Co. $200

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.[8]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[9]

Personal

Thomas has been a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Crepe Myrtle Garden Club, Delta Uniserv Region, Mississippi Association of Educators, Mississippi Retired Teachers, Mississippi Valley State University Alumni Association, National Association of Educators, Phi Delta Kappa, and the Regalette Civic and Social Club.[1]

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Preceded by
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Mississippi House of Representatives District 31
1998–present
Succeeded by
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