Charles Thompson

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Charles Thompson
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Candidate for
Oklahoma State Senate, District 42
PartyIndependent
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolMoore High School
Associate'sRoss State
Personal
ProfessionPlumber
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Charles Thompson was a 2014 Independent candidate for District 42 of the Oklahoma State Senate.

Biography

Thompson grew up in Moore, Oklahoma and graduated as the valedictorian from Moore High School in 1989.[1] Following graduation he studied theater at the University of Missouri-Columbia until moving to Florida to pursue an acting career.[2]

After returning to Oklahoma, Thompson joined the Local Plumbers and Pipefitters 344 plumbing union. He continues to work as a plumber.[2] Thompson earned his A.A. from Ross State in December 2010.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Thompson listed the following issues on his campaign website:[3]

  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "I want to make a law that requires physicians to tell you how much a procedure will cost before you have it done and what the expected outcome will be."
  • Education
Excerpt: "We need to consolidate districts and cut administration salaries. I would offer a bill that would not allow any public employee to be paid more than the governor. I wouldn't fire a single person or cut a single person's pay. As these people retire, we would slowly consolidate and lower salaries."
Excerpt: "Common Core needs to be overturned and with it the Department of Education needs to be dissolved. Simply put, parents have the obligation to educate their children, not the government."
  • Marijuana
Exerpt: "Hemp could, and should be grown in Oklahoma to create a cottage industry for a number of consumable goods that can be created with this robust plant."
  • State's rights
Excerpt: "I believe the states need to to be diligent in forcing the Federal government to stay within their stated confines of the Constitution."

Elections

2014

See also: Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oklahoma State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 11, 2014. Jack Fry defeated Greg Childers in the Republican primary, while Hiawatha N. Bouldin, Jr. was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Charles Thompson ran as an Independent candidate. Fry defeated Bouldin and Thompson in the general election.[4][5]

Oklahoma State Senate, District 42 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Fry 60.4% 10,051
     Democratic Hiawatha Bouldin 32.2% 5,357
     Independent Charles Thompson 7.5% 1,245
Total Votes 16,653

Personal

Thompson and his wife, Lisa, live in Oklahoma.[2]

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