Senfronia Thompson

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Senfronia Thompson
Senfronia Thompson.jpg
Texas House of Representatives, District 141
Incumbent
In office
1973 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 41
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1972
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 1, 1939
Place of birthBooth, TX
ProfessionAttorney and teacher
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Senfronia Thompson is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 141. She was first elected to the chamber in 1972.

Biography

Thompson has worked as an attorney and public school teacher. She sits on the Advisory Board of the United Negro College Fund.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Local & Consent Calendars, Chair
Redistricting

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Thompson served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Thompson served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issues

  • HB 639 - Relating to the prosecution, punishment, and prevention of offenses involving trafficking of persons or certain forced or sex-based labor or services, law enforcement training relating to the trafficking of persons, and the creation of the trafficking of persons investigation and prosecution account in the general revenue fund.
  • HB 982 - Relating to the imposition of a tax on the gross receipts from admissions fees charged by sexually oriented businesses.
  • HB 1152 - Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation.
  • HB 2280 - Relating to the right of a public school educator to remove a student from the educator's classroom.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

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 Senfronia Thompson was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[3][4][5]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Thompson won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 141. Thompson ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and defeated Michael Bunch (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 141, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSenfronia Thompson Incumbent 87.9% 33,180
     Republican Michael Bunch 12.1% 4,587
Total Votes 37,767

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Thompson won re-election in District 141. She was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and defeated Republican Michael Bunch in the November 2 general election.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 141
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Senfronia Thompson (D) 19,592 76.32%
Michael Bunch (R) 6,078 23.67%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Thompson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from the 141st District. She received 32,747 votes, ahead of Republican Michael Bunch (8,197) and Libertarian Richard Brown (656).[8] She raised $233,274 for her campaign; Bunch raised $1,106.[9]

Texas House of Representatives, District 141
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Senfronia Thompson (D) 32,747 78.71%
Michael Bunch (R) 8,197 19.70%
Richard Brown (L) 656 1.57%

2006

On November 4, 2006 Thompson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 141st District, unopposed.[10]

Thompson raised $126,900 for her campaign.[11]

Texas House of Representatives, District 141 (2006)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Senfronia Thompson (D) 12,926

2004

On November 4, 2004 Thompson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 141st District, unopposed.[12]

Thompson raised $94,677 for her campaign.[13]

Texas House of Representatives, District 141 (2004)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Senfronia Thompson (D) 27,490

2002

On November 4, 2002 Thompson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 141st District, unopposed.[14]

Thompson raised $252,016 for her campaign.[15]

Texas House of Representatives, District 141 (2002)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Senfronia Thompson (D) 16,478

2000

On November 4, 2000 Thompson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 141st District, unopposed.[16]

Thompson raised $122,860 for her campaign.[17]

Texas House of Representatives, District 141 (2000)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Senfronia Thompson (D) 27,737

1998

On November 4, 1998 Thompson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 141st District, unopposed.[18]

Thompson raised $125,157 for her campaign.[19]

Texas House of Representatives, District 141 (1998)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Senfronia Thompson (D) 15,462

1996

On November 4, 1996 Thompson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 141st District, unopposed.[20]

Texas House of Representatives, District 141 (1996)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Senfronia Thompson (D) 23,187

1994

On November 4, 1994 Thompson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 141st District, unopposed.[21]

Texas House of Representatives, District 141 (1994)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Senfronia Thompson (D) 16,604

1992

On November 4, 1992 Thompson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 141st District, unopposed.[22]

Texas House of Representatives, District 141 (1992)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Senfronia Thompson (D) 25,558

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Thompson is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Thompson raised a total of $1,807,863 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 15, 2013.[23]

Senfronia Thompson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 141 Won $416,351
2010 Texas State House, District 141 Won $436,628
2008 Texas State House, District 141 Won $233,274
2006 Texas State House, District 141 Won $126,900
2004 Texas State House, District 141 Won $94,677
2002 Texas State House, District 141 Won $252,016
2000 Texas State House, District 141 Won $122,860
1998 Texas State House, District 141 Won $125,157
Grand Total Raised $1,807,863

2012

Thompson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $416,351.

2010

Thompson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $436,628.

2008

Thompson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $233,274.

2006

Thompson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $126,900.

2004

Thompson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $94,677.

2002

Thompson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $252,016.

2000

Thompson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $122,860.

1998

Thompson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $125,157.

Scorecards

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."[24] Legislators were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.

2013

Thompson received a score of 22.2 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Senfronia Thompson received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Personal

Thompson has two children.

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Texas House District 141
1973–present
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