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Elizabeth L. Thomson
|New Mexico House of Representatives, District 24|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||University of New Mexico|
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.
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|
Thomson's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
- 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."
- 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
2014New 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.
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.
|New Mexico House of Representatives, District 24 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Elizabeth Thomson Incumbent||47.8%||4,059|
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.
|New Mexico House of Representatives, District 24, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Elizabeth L. Thomson||51.1%||6,562|
|Republican||Conrad James Incumbent||48.9%||6,292|
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.
|Elizabeth L. Thomson's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||New Mexico State House, District 24||$90,200|
|Grand Total Raised||$90,200|
2012Thomson 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|
|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. In 2014, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, second session, was in session from January 21 through February 20.
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Thomson and her husband, Leo Hollins, Jr., have two children.
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- New Mexico House of Representatives
- House Committees
- New Mexico State Legislature
- New Mexico House of Representatives District 24
- New Mexico state legislative districts
- Official campaign website
- Profile from Open States
- Elizabeth Thomson on Facebook
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- abqjournal.com, "House District 24 (D) – Elizabeth Thomson," accessed September 2, 2014
- Liz Thomson's website, "Main page," accessed September 2, 2014
- New Mexico Legislature, "Bills Sponsored by: Elizabeth "Liz" Thomson," accessed September 2, 2014
- New Mexico Secretary of State, "Official Results Primary Election - June 3, 2014," accessed July 7, 2014
- New Mexico State Legislature, "2014 Primary Election Candidates," accessed May 13, 2014
- Republican Legislative Campaign Committee, "The RLCC's 2014 Path to Victory," September 2, 2014
- New Mexico Telegram, "Battle for the state House will center on ten districts," September 2, 2014
- New Mexico Secretary of State, "2012 Official Primary Results," accessed April 15, 2014
- New Mexico Secretary of State, "2012 Official General Election Results," accessed May 13, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Thomson, Elizabeth L.," accessed May 24, 2013
- New Mexico Legislature, "Session dates," accessed July 9, 2014
Conrad D. James (R)
|New Mexico House of Representatives - District 24
| Succeeded by|
Conrad James (R)