|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 31|
|1998 - present|
|January 3, 2016|
|Years in position||17|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|Date of birth||April 21, 1941|
Thomas attended Delta State University and Mississippi Valley State University. Now retired, her professional experience includes working as a retired educator.
During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Thomas served on the following committees:
|Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Investigate State Offices|
|• Youth and Family Affairs, Vice Chair|
During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Thomas served on the following committees:
|Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2010|
|• Education, Vice Chair|
|• Juvenile Justice|
On November 8, 2011, Thomas won re-election to District 31 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. She defeated Otis Anthony, Torrey Bell, Lester Williams, and Michael Pembleton in the primary on August 2, 2011. Thomas was unchallenged in the November 8 general election.
|Mississippi House of Representatives District 31 Democratic Primary, 2011|
|Sara Thomas Incumbent||50.2%||2,083|
On November 6, 2007, Thomas was re-elected in District 31. She ran unopposed.
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 31 (2007)|
|Sara Thomas (D)||4,055|
In 2011, Thomas received $14,707 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Sara Thomas's campaign in 2011|
|Mississippi Hospital Association||$1,000|
|Mississippi Association Of Educators||$700|
|Mississippi Independent Pharmacies Association||$500|
|Total Raised in 2011||$14,707|
|Total Votes received in 2011||3,978|
|Cost of each vote received||$3.7|
In 2007, Thomas collected $1,900 in donations.
Listed below are the five largest contributors to her campaign.
|Electric Power Associates of Mississippi||$300|
|Isle of Capri Casino||$250|
|Mississippi Power Co.||$200|
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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.
- Business and Industry Political Education Committee: Legislator "Business and Jobs" Report Card
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Thomas has been a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Crepe Myrtle Garden Club, Delta Uniserv Region, Mississippi Association of Educators, Mississippi Retired Teachers, Mississippi Valley State University Alumni Association, National Association of Educators, Phi Delta Kappa, and the Regalette Civic and Social Club.
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- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 1999
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Thomas
- Associated Press, "Mississippi Primary Election Results," accessed August 3, 2011
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "2011 Primary Election Results," accessed February 13, 2014
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "Official 2011 General Election Results," accessed February 13, 2014
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "2007 Statewide Elections," accessed February 14, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Mississippi 2011 - Candidates," accessed February 13, 2014
- Follow the Money, 2007 contributions to Sara Thomas
- StateScape, "Session Schedules," accessed July 29, 2014
- Business and Industry Political Education Committee, "Legislator 'Business & Jobs' Report Card - 2014 Legislative Session," accessed August 30, 2014
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