Senfronia Thompson

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Senfronia Thompson
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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 all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections 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.[6]

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).[6] She raised $233,274 for her campaign; Bunch raised $1,106.[7]

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

In November 2006, Thompson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 141st District, unopposed.[6]

Thompson raised $126,900 for her campaign.[8]

Texas House of Representatives, District 141 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Senfronia Thompson (D) 12,926

2004

In November 2004, Thompson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 141st District, unopposed.[6]

Thompson raised $94,677 for her campaign.[9]

Texas House of Representatives, District 141 (2004)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Senfronia Thompson (D) 27,490

2002

In November 2002, Thompson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 141st District, unopposed.[6]

Thompson raised $252,016 for her campaign.[10]

Texas House of Representatives, District 141 (2002)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Senfronia Thompson (D) 16,478

2000

In November 2000, Thompson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 141st District, unopposed.[6]

Thompson raised $122,860 for her campaign.[11]

Texas House of Representatives, District 141 (2000)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Senfronia Thompson (D) 27,737

1998

In November 1998, Thompson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 141st District, unopposed.[6]

Thompson raised $125,157 for her campaign.[12]

Texas House of Representatives, District 141 (1998)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Senfronia Thompson (D) 15,462

1996

In November 1996, Thompson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 141st District, unopposed.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 141 (1996)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Senfronia Thompson (D) 23,187

1994

In November 1994, Thompson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 141st District, unopposed.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 141 (1994)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Senfronia Thompson (D) 16,604

1992

In November 1992, Thompson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 141st District, unopposed.[6]

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.[13]

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.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Senfronia Thompson's campaign in 2012
USAA$30,000
Texas Association Of Realtors$30,000
Perry, Bob J$15,000
Beer Alliance Of Texas$10,000
Houston Fire Fighters$10,000
Total Raised in 2012$416,351
Source:Follow the Money

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

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Texas

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2013

In 2013, the Texas State Legislature was in its 83rd legislative session from January 8 through May 27. Thirty minutes after the regular session ended, Governor Rick Perry called legislators back for a special session starting that evening.[14] Two additional called sessions were held from July 1 through July 30 and July 30 through August 5.[15]

  • Legislators are scored on bills which relate to economic freedom, the size and scope of government, and individual liberty.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to the organizations principles, missions, and goals of responsible, conservative solutions for Texas.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to core budget and free enterprise issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills with the greatest impact on Texas’ environment and public health.
  • Equality Texas - Equality Texas rankings for the Texas House during the 83rd regular legislative session
  • Legislators are assigned grades reflecting votes on LGBT issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to taxes and property rights.
  • Legislators are scored based on issues critical to businesses, taxpayers and families.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes relating to conservative issues.
  • The 2013 TLCV scorecard covers a range of votes and issues, including: water, global warming, environmental regulation, clean energy, clean air, good government, oil and gas regulation, and energy efficiency.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills relating to this issue of abortion.
  • Mark P. Jones is the Chair of the Department of Political Science at Rice University. He builds a ranking of Texas state representatives each year based on their votes from the previous session. Jones then ranks legislators based on how liberal and conservative they are according to legislative history.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for Amendments 2, 12, 51, 95 and 118.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for House Bill 2.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.

2011

In 2011, the Texas State Legislature was in its 82nd legislative session from January 11 through May 30. A special session was called for May 31 through June 29.[15]

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to the organizations principles, missions, and goals of responsible, conservative solutions for Texas.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to core budget and free enterprise issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes on social issues, economic issues and other issues.
  • The Humane Scorecard assesses support on a broad range of animal protection issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes relating to conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes relating to environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills relating to this issue of abortion.
  • Mark P. Jones is the Chair of the Department of Political Science at Rice University. He builds a ranking of Texas state representatives each year based on their votes from the previous session. Jones then ranks legislators based on how liberal and conservative they are according to legislative history.
  • Legislators are scored based on 56 House votes and 38 Senate votes that offer clear public policy choice.

Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

See also: Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index and Empower Texans

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."[16] 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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Preceded by
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Texas House District 141
1973–present
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