Ed Thompson (Texas)
|Texas House of Representatives, District 29|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Thompson served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Environmental Regulation|
|• Special Purpose Districts|
Thompson's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Create Jobs
- Excerpt: "With our national economy struggling, the stakes in the upcoming elections are high. In 2008, America elected a President with no experience in business and no ability to lead us out of this crisis."
- Stop Illegal Immigration
- Excerpt: "Like so many households across Texas, State government had to tighten its belt and cut spending in order to balance the budget. More budget shortfalls are right around the corner. We simply cannot afford to pay welfare benefits or in-state college tuition for illegal immigrants anymore."
- Balanced Budgets & Fiscal Responsibility
- Excerpt: "With our economy still unstable, it’s imperative that those we elect to office approach future government budgets from the standpoint of “no new taxes” and “no more debt.”"
- Pro-Gun and Pro-Life
- Excerpt: "Ed is 100% pro-gun and 100% pro-life."
Elections for the office of Texas House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on March 4, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Ed Thompson was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.
Thompson won election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 29. Thompson defeated Debra Rosenthal-Ritter in the May 29 Republican primary election and defeated Doug Blatt (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 29, General Election, 2012|
|Texas House of Representatives District 29 Republican Primary, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Thompson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Thompson raised a total of $333,320 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 23, 2013.
|Ed Thompson's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Texas State House, District 29||$333,320|
|Grand Total Raised||$333,320|
2012Thompson won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $333,320.
|Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ed Thompson's campaign in 2012|
|State Farm Insurance||$25,000|
|Texas State Frm Agents PAC||$15,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$333,320|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index
Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy." Legislators were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.
Thompson received a score of 80 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
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- Campaign website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Facebook page
- Texas House of Representatives Office Website
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Campaign website, Issues
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 March Primary Election Candidate Filings by County", accessed March 4, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 Democratic Party Primary Election," accessed April 9, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 Republican Party Primary Election," accessed April 9, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State - 2012 Election and Candidate Information
- Office of the (Texas) Secretary of State, "Race Summary Report," accessed July 12, 2012
- Follow the Money, "Thompson, Ed," accessed July 23, 2013
- Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index," accessed February 22, 2014
Randy Weber (R)
|Texas House District 29
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