Antoine Thompson

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Antoine Thompson
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Former candidate for
New York State Assembly, District 141
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Senate, District 60
Campaign website
Antoine Thompson (b. March 1, 1970) was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 141 of the New York State Assembly.

He served in the New York State Senate, representing District 60 from 2007 to 2010. He served as Senate Acting Majority Whip in 2009 and as Deputy Minority Whip.

Thompson was a District Council Member for the Buffalo Common Council in 2001. He then was a delegate for the Electoral College in 2004.


Thompson earned his B.S. in History from the State University of New York College at Brockport. He then attended the Government/Social Change program at the University of Ghana in 1994. Thompson was a Legislative Assistant for the Buffalo Common Council Central Staff in 1996. He then worked as an Executive Director for the Office of Urban Initiatives, Incorporated, in 1998. He is currently a Radio Host for Western New York on the Move.

Committee assignments

While a member of the New York State Senate, Thompson served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


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


  • Excerpt: "Jobs are Antoine’s #1 priority since, under the leadership of current government officials, over 60% of residents in 141st will help develop jobs through his plan to link local and state development projects with NYS Dept. of Labor and BETC. He is also dedicated to establishing year-round youth employment programs."


  • Excerpt: "Opportunity for all has been Antoine’s mission all of his adult life. Antoine knows the 141st District needs more livable neighborhoods that are economically and culturally strong and safe. His plan is for a greater investment by the state in neighborhood housing agencies to help with the repair of single and two family homes especially for senior citizens."

Business Development

  • Excerpt: "Business growth is the core of Antoine’s J.O.B.S. plan. As the Assemblyman from the 141st will support small businesses by cutting government red-tape, creating small business loan and grant programs, enforcing local and state MWBE laws, and improving neighborhood business districts."

Improving Education

  • Excerpt: "Schools have long been an important focus for Antoine, as children can only succeed when they are part of a strong education program. Antoine believes that smaller class sizes, before and after-school programs, vocational/career technical education programs, restorative justice and increased parental involvement are essential to the future of Buffalo Public Schools. He is determined to secure NYS State funding for the Say YES program, so that more district students go to college."



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent Crystal Peoples-Stokes defeated Antoine Thompson and Veronica Nichols in the Democratic primary. Pamela Riester was removed from the ballot before the Republican primary. Crystal Peoples-Stokes also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. Peoples-Stokes was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]


See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010

Thompson defeated Rory Allen and Alfred T. Coppola in the September 14 Democratic primary. He was defeated by Marc Grisanti (R) in the general election on November 2.[5][6]

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 60 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Marc Grisanti (R) 33,243
Antoine Thompson (D) 32,724


See also: New York State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Antoine Thompson ran unopposed and won the election for New York State Senate, District 60 with 76,835 votes.

Thompson raised $329,317 for his campaign.[7]

New York State Senate, District 60 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Antoine Thompson (D) 76,835

Campaign donors

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Antoine Thompson's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
New York State United Teachers $13,450
Coalition for Public Charter Schools $12,000
Smokin Joes $10,500
New York State Trial Lawyers $7,000
New York State AFL-CIO $6,500


Thompson and his wife, Merle, have two children.

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Preceded by
New York Senate District 60
Succeeded by
Marc Grisanti (R)