|New Jersey Senate, District 12|
|2012 - Present|
|January 10, 2014|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|First elected||November 8, 2011|
|Next election||November 5, 2013|
|New Jersey General Assembly, District 13|
|1998 - 2012|
|Bachelor's||University of Arkansas-Little Rock|
|Ph.D.||Louisiana State University|
|Service/branch||U.S. Army Specialist Third Class|
|Years of service||1955-57|
|Birthday||July 31, 1935|
|Profession||Research scientist, legislator|
Thompson graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry and Mathematics from the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. He went on to graduate with his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Louisiana State University. Thompson worked as director of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority from 1995-1997 and as a research scientist for six years by DuPont and J.P. Stevens. After that, he became the director of the New Jersey State Department of Health, Lab Division from 1972-1994.
- See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013
- See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011
Thompson won the District 12 State Senate seat in 2011. He was unopposed for the June 7 Republican primary election. Republican incumbent Jennifer Beck is not running for re-election. Thompson defeated Robert Brown in the general election which took place on November 8, 2011. 
|New Jersey State Senate District 12 General Election, 2011|
|Democratic||Robert "Bob" Brown||40.2%||12,317|
Running for re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election, Thompson received 38,823 votes (32%), defeating challengers Bob Brown, James Grenafege, and Sean Dunne. He was bracketed with Amy Handlin.
|New Jersey Assembly General Election, Thirteenth Legislative District (2009)|
|Amy H. Handlin (R)||39,998|
|Samuel D. Thompson (R)||38,967|
|Robert "Bob" Brown (D)||20,371|
|James Grenafege (D)||18,769|
In 2011, Thompson received $293,731 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|New Jersey State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Samuel Thompson's campaign in 2011|
|New Jersey Republican Party||$22,638|
|Clifton For Assembly||$6,702|
|Samuel, David J||$4,300|
|Total Raised in 2011||$293,731|
|Total Votes received in 2011||18,349|
|Cost of each vote received||$16.01|
Below are Thompson's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:
|New Jersey Republican Party||$13,488|
|Republican National Committee||$6,925|
|Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 9||$6,000|
|New Jersey Education Association||$4,000|
|Election Fund Of Handlin For Assembly||$3,385|
- A964 Eliminates requirement that candidate campaign treasurer reports be filed with county clerk for legislative, local and school board candidates.
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Thompson and his wife, Jacqueline, have three children. They currently reside in Old Bridge, New Jersey.
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- NJSpotlight, "Candidates: Legislative District 12," November 3, 2011
- NJSpotlight, "Legislative District 12," October 24, 2011
- PolitickerNJ, Rerouted Thompson in pursuit of senate seat, April 4, 2011
- New Jersey Legislature page
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- State Surge - Legislative and voting track record
- Campaign Contributions: 2009, 2007
- Facebook page
- ↑ New Jersey Department of State, 2011 Official State Senate Primary Candidate List
- ↑ Star Ledger 2009 Election Results, November 4, 2009
- ↑ Official New Jersey Assembly General Election Results
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign contributions
- ↑ New Jersey Legislature - Bills by Sponsor
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