Antoine Thompson

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Antoine Thompson
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New York State Senate District 60
Former Senator
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Radio Host
Antoine Thompson (b. March 1, 1970) was a Democratic member of the New York State Senate. Thompson was a District Council Member for the Buffalo Common Council in 2001. He then was a delegate for the Electoral College in 2004. He joined the New York State Senate in 2007. He served as Senate Acting Majority Whip in 2009 and as Deputy Minority Whip. He represented the 60th District until 2010.

Thompson was a Legislative Assistant for the Buffalo Common Council Central Staff in 1996. He then worked as an Executive Director for the Office of Urban Initiatives, Incorporated, in 1998. He is currently a Radio Host for Western New York on the Move.

Thompson earned his B.S. in History from the State University of New York College at Brockport. He then attended the Government/Social Change program at the University of Ghana in 1994.



Note: Recount in progress.[1]

Thompson defeated Rory Allen and Alfred T. Coppola in the September 14 Democratic primary.[2] Thompson faced Marc Grisanti (R) in the general election on November 2.


On November 4, 2008, Antoine Thompson ran unopposed and won the election for New York State Senate, District 60 with 76,835 votes.

Thompson raised $329,317 for his campaign.[3]

New York State Senate, District 60 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Antoine Thompson (D) 76,835

Campaign donors

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Antoine Thompson's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
New York State United Teachers $13,450
Coalition for Public Charter Schools $12,000
Smokin Joes $10,500
New York State Trial Lawyers $7,000
New York State AFL-CIO $6,500

Committee assignments

While a member of the New York State Senate, Thompson served on the following committees:


Thompson and his wife, Merle, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
New York Senate District 60
Succeeded by
Marc Grisanti (R)