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Elizabeth L. Thomson

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Elizabeth Thomson
Elizabeth Thomson.jpg
New Mexico House of Representatives, District 24
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of New Mexico
ProfessionPhysical therapist
Campaign website
Elizabeth L. "Liz" Thomson is a former Democratic member of the New Mexico House of Representatives, representing District 24 from 2012 to 2014.
This candidate ran in a "race to watch" in one of the 20 chambers identified by Ballotpedia as a battleground chamber.

The New Mexico House had a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of four seats, which amounts to 5.7 percent of the chamber. In 2012, a total of 15 districts were competitive or mildly competitive. There were nine districts where the margin of victory was 5 percent or less in the 2012 elections. Another six districts had a margin of victory between 5 and 10 percent.


Thomson earned her B.S. in Physical Therapy from the University of New Mexico. Her professional experience includes working as a physical therapist.[1]

Committee assignments


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

New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations and Finance
Enrolling and Engrossing - B
Health, Government and Indian Affairs


Campaign themes


Thomson's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]


  • Excerpt: "Create good-paying local jobs by bringing new business and industry to New Mexico."


  • Excerpt: "Strengthen our schools and improve education by investing more in early childhood education and ensuring our kids have the best teachers."


  • Excerpt: "Protect New Mexico’s natural resources and crack down on corporations who abuse our environment."


Thomson has sponsored the following legislation:[3] Her sponsored legislation for 2013 can be found here.

  • HB 8: Medicaid Reimbursement Rate Increase
  • HB 10: DWI Sentencing & Interlocks
  • HB 69: Autism Spectrum Disorder Services
  • HB 70: Individual Development Accounts
  • HB 99: Adult Fall Risk & Awareness Program
  • HB 101: School Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Training
  • HB 119: Check Animals Rejected for Human Consumption
  • HB 120: Add Horses to Animal Cruelty Laws
  • HB 121: Prohibit Slaughter of Horses
  • HB 140: Coordinated Rural Cancer Prevention
  • HB 217: Elder & Disabled Court
  • HB 218: Family, Infant, Toddler Program Rate Study
  • HB 255: Keeping Families Together Act
  • HB 319: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Prevention Program
  • HJM 17: Senior Citizens for Early Childhood Teaching
  • HM 26: "Create Hope For A Cancer-Free World Day"
  • HM 27: "Wear Red Day"
  • HM 42:"Wear Red Day"
  • SB 52: Brain Injury Health Coverage
  • SJM 5: Medicaid Services Oversight Council
  • SJR 7: Health Care Cost & Transparency Commission, CA



See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2014
Elections for the office of New Mexico House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 4, 2014. Incumbent Elizabeth L. Thomson was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Conrad James was unopposed in the Republican primary. James defeated Thomson in the general election.[4][5]

The New Mexico House of Representatives was a battleground chamber that Ballotpedia identified as having the opportunity to switch partisan control in 2014. The New Mexico House had a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of four seats. District 24 in the House had been identified by Ballotpedia, the New Mexico Telegram and Republican Legislative Campaign Committee (RLCC) as a battleground district that would be key in determining control of the New Mexico House of Representatives. The RLCC announced in July that District 24 was apart of the organizations "14 in '14 Races to Watch." The organization was expected to spend a large amount of money to influence the election. In 2014, incumbent Thomson was defeated by former house member Conrad James (R), who she defeated in 2012 by less than 300 votes.[6][7]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 24 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngConrad James 52.2% 4,433
     Democratic Elizabeth Thomson Incumbent 47.8% 4,059
Total Votes 8,492


See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2012

Thomson ran in the 2012 election for New Mexico House of Representatives District 24. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012. She defeated incumbent Conrad D. James (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[8][9]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 24, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElizabeth L. Thomson 51.1% 6,562
     Republican Conrad James Incumbent 48.9% 6,292
Total Votes 12,854

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Thomson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Thomson raised a total of $90,200 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 24, 2013.[10]

Elizabeth L. Thomson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Mexico State House, District 24 Won $90,200
Grand Total Raised $90,200


Thomson won election to the New Mexico State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Thomson raised a total of $90,200.
New Mexico State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Elizabeth L. Thomson's campaign in 2012
2012 PAC$5,000
New Mexico House Majority Fund$5,000
Viva New Mexico PAC$5,000
New Mexico Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee$5,000
Forward New Mexico$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$90,200
Source:Follow the Money


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In 2013, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, first session, was in session from January 15 to March 16.[11] In 2014, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, second session, was in session from January 21 through February 20.[11]

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to the state’s wildlife and domesticated animals.
  • Legislators are scored on environment and conservation issues.


Thomson and her husband, Leo Hollins, Jr., have two children.[1]

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Preceded by
Conrad D. James (R)
New Mexico House of Representatives - District 24
Succeeded by
Conrad James (R)