Tommy Thompson, Arkansas

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Tommy Thompson
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 65
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$148/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Personal
ProfessionRetired
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Tommy Thompson is a Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 65. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Thompson's professional experience includes working as a consultant.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Legislative Council
Revenue and Taxation
Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development
Rules

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Thompson served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arkansas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary 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 3, 2014. Incumbent Tommy Thompson was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Rick Beck was unopposed in the Republican primary. Thompson will face Beck in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Thompson ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 65. Thompson ran unopposed in the May 22 Democratic primary and defeated Jeff Croswell (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 65, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTommy Thompson Incumbent 57% 5,858
     Republican Jeff Croswell 43% 4,426
Total Votes 10,284

2010

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Thompson defeated Al Garrett, Jr. in the May 18 primary. He then defeated Brent Murphy in the November 2 general election.[6][7]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 60, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTommy Thompson 54.4% 4,438
     Republican Brent Murphy 45.6% 3,714
Total Votes 8,152
Arkansas House of Representatives, District 60 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tommy Thompson (D) 2,921
Al Garrett, Jr. (D) 1,474

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Thompson is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Thompson raised a total of $106,313 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 8, 2013.[8]

Tommy Thompson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 65 Won $51,498
2010 Arkansas State House, District 60 Won $54,815
Grand Total Raised $106,313

2012

Thompson won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $51,498.
Arkansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tommy Thompson's campaign in 2012
DBH Management Consultants$4,500
Koontz Electric$3,500
Arkansas Democratic Party$2,500
ESS Transportation$2,000
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$51,498
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Thompson won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $54,815.

Scorecards

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2013

In 2013, the 89th Arkansas State Legislature was in session from January 14 through May 17.[9]

Legislators are scored on their votes on the principles the Advance Arkansas Institute seeks to promote: free markets, individual liberty and limited transparent government.
Legislators are scored on the bills that the CFC found most important.
Legislators are scored on the bills specifically supported by Arkansas Learns.

2011

Legislators are scored on their votes on the principles the Advance Arkansas Institute seeks to promote: free markets, individual liberty and limited transparent government.
Legislators are scored on the bills that the CFC found most important.

Personal

Thompson and his wife, Diane, have three children.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tracy Pennartz (D)
Arkansas House District 65
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Johnny Hoyt
Arkansas House District 60
2011–2013
Succeeded by
James Ratliff (D)