Steve Thompson

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Steve Thompson
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Georgia State Senate District 33
Incumbent
In office
1991 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 23
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
First elected1990
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sKennesaw University (1984)
Personal
BirthdayDecember 22, 1950
Place of birthAtlanta, Georgia
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Steve Thompson (b. December 22, 1950) is a Democratic member of the Georgia State Senate, representing District 33. He was first elected to the chamber in 1990.

Thompson served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1980 to 1990.

Biography

Thompson's professional experience includes working as an Administrative Assistant for the Cobb County Commission Chair, Vice President of the Georgia State Bank, and owning Affiliates Group A Business Services Company. He served as Flightdeck Crew Chief in the United States Navy from 1969 to 1971.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Banking and Financial Institutions
Finance
Transportation

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Thompson served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Thompson served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014 with a runoff election taking place where necessary on July 22, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Michael A. Rhett defeated incumbent Stephen P. "Steve" Thompson in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3]

Georgia State Senate, District 33 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael A. Rhett 51.3% 2,878
Steve Thompson Incumbent 48.7% 2,729
Total Votes 5,607

2012

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2012

Thompson ran in the 2012 election for Georgia State Senate District 33. Thompson ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on July 31, 2012. No Republican candidate filed to run for this seat. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5] Thompson ran unopposed in the general election.[6]

Georgia State Senate, District 33, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Thompson Incumbent 100% 50,384
Total Votes 50,384

2010

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2010

Thompson won re-election to the 33rd District seat in 2010. Thompson defeated Republican opponent Craig Prewett in the November 2, 2010, general election.[7]

Georgia State Senate District 33 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Thompson Incumbent 58.8% 23,625
     Republican Craig Prewett 41.2% 16,578
Total Votes 40,203

2008

On November 4, 2008, Thompson won re-election to the Georgia Senate from Georgia's 33rd Senate district. Thompson ran unopposed in the general election, and he received 48,627 votes.[8] Thompson raised $26,950 for his campaign.[9]

Georgia State Senate District 33 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Thompson Incumbent 100% 48,627
Total Votes 48,627

2006

On November 7, 2006, Thompson won re-election to District 33 of the Georgia State Senate against Mark T. Grant (R).[10]

Georgia State Senate District 33 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Thompson Incumbent 60.2% 20,168
     Republican Mark T. Grant 39.8% 13,343
Total Votes 33,511

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Thompson is available dating back to 1992. Based on available campaign finance records, Thompson raised a total of $1,103,147 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 22, 2013.[11]

Steve Thompson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State Senate, District 33 Won $36,980
2010 Georgia State Senate, District 33 Won $73,950
2008 Georgia State Senate, District 33 Won $26,950
2006 Georgia State Senate, District 33 Won $216,147
2004 Georgia State Senate, District 33 Won $132,855
2002 Georgia State Senate, District 33 Won $114,798
2000 Georgia State Senate, District 33 Won $242,264
1998 Georgia State Senate, District 33 Won $27,360
1996 Georgia State Senate, District 33 Won $162,582
1994 Georgia State Senate, District 33 Won $17,031
1992 Georgia State Senate, District 33 Won $52,230
Grand Total Raised $1,103,147

2012

Thompson won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $36,980.
Georgia State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steve Thompson's campaign in 2012
Barnes Law Group$2,000
Georgia Association of Realtors$2,000
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association$1,500
Georgia Apartment Association$1,500
United Distributors Wholesale$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$36,980
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Thompson won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $73,950.

2008

Thompson won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $26,950.

2006

Thompson won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $216,147.

2004

Thompson won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $132,855.

2002

Thompson won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $114,798.

2000

Thompson won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $242,264.

1998

Thompson won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 1998. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $27,360.

1996

Thompson won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 1996. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $162,582.

1994

Thompson won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 1994. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $17,031.

1992

Thompson won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 1992. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $52,230.

Personal

Thompson and his wife, Karen Lynch, have one child.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 13 through March 21.[12]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."

2012

In 2012, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[13]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."

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