Andrew Thompson

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Andrew Thompson
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Ohio House of Representatives District 95
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$60,583.70/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2010
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sCentral College
Personal
ProfessionMagazine Publisher, Director of Sales
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Andrew 'Andy' Thompson is a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing District 95. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Thompson earned a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from Central College in Iowa. He is the Publisher and Director of Sales for Bird Watcher's Digest. Thompson previously served on the Marietta City Council for three terms.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Education
Public Utilities

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Thompson's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Protecting Ohio

  • Excerpt: "As the federal government continually seeks to broaden its reach, it is imperative that the state’s leaders reject these federal oversteps."

Economy

  • Excerpt: "The first and foremost duty of government with respect to business is to <get out of the way so that businesses can prosper."

Education

  • Excerpt: "I support a statewide education policy that has as its focus the needs of the student rather than the demands of the teacher’s unions or the education bureaucracy in Columbus."

Taxes

  • Excerpt: "Low taxes at the state and federal level are the key to job growth, and the evidence bears this out."

Social

  • Excerpt: "On abortion I am strictly pro life. I arrive at that position from both a religious and civil rights (the rights of the fetus) perspective. I absolutely oppose the use of state or federal funds for abortion procedures."

Elections

2014

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Ohio House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 5, 2014. Charlie Daniels was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Andrew Thompson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Thompson defeated Daniels in the general election.[2]

2012

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2012

Thompson won re-election in the 2012 election for Ohio House, District 95. Thompson was unopposed in the March 6 Republican primary election and defeated Charles J. Daniels (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5][6]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 95, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAndrew Thompson Incumbent 52.8% 28,302
     Democratic Charles J. Daniels 47.2% 25,269
Total Votes 53,571

2010

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2010

Thompson' defeated Linda Secrest (D) in the November 2 general election.[7]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 93
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Andrew Thompson (R) 20,748 53.81%
Linda Secrest (D) 17,807 46.19%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Thompson is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Thompson raised a total of $904,947 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 5, 2013.[8]

Andrew Thompson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Ohio State House, District 95 Won $593,130
2010 Ohio State House, District 93 Won $311,817
Grand Total Raised $904,947

2012

Thompson won re-election to the Ohio State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $593,130.
Ohio State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Andrew Thompson's campaign in 2012
Ohio House Republican Organizational Committee$287,890
Ohio Republican Party$78,252
Ragan, Ginni D.$21,000
James, Jerry$16,913
Ohio Oil & Gas Association$5,500
Total Raised in 2012$593,130
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Thompson won election to the Ohio State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $311,817.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 130th Ohio General Assembly was in session from January 7 to December 31. In 2014, the 130th Ohio General Assembly will be in session from January 7 through December 31.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on women’s issues.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 129th Ohio General Assembly was in session from January 3 through December 31.[9] In 2012, the 129th Ohio General Assembly was in session from January 3 through December 31.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on women’s issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on middle class.
  • Innovation Ohio: 129th General Assembly - Votes on legislation supported by Governor Kasich
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bill's introduced at Governor Kasich’s urging or that had his vocal support.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Senators are scored based on how they voted on issues of priority to members of the Ohio Federation of Teachers.
  • Representatives are scored based on how they voted on issues of priority to members of the Ohio Federation of Teachers.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills impacting Ohio's business community.

Personal

Thompson and his wife, Jade, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Ohio House of Representatives - District 95
2013–present
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
Jennifer Garrison (D)
Ohio House of Representatives - District 93
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Ryan Smith (R)