Francis Thompson

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Francis Thompson
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Louisiana State Senate, District 34
In office
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 7
Base salary$16,800/year
Per diem$6,000/year for expenses; $149/day per diem
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 19, 2011
First electedNovember 17, 2007
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Louisiana House of Representatives
Bachelor'sLouisiana Technical University
OtherNortheast Louisiana University
Date of birthOctober 29, 1941
ProfessionAssistant Professor
Office website
Personal website
Francis C. Thompson (b. October 29, 1941) is a Democratic member of the Louisiana State Senate, representing District 34. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007.

Thompson served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1975 to 2007. He ran for Congress in 1996.


Thompson earned his B.S. and M.S from Louisiana Technical University, and his M.Ed and Ed.D from Northeast Louisiana University. His professional experience includes working as a teacher, Vice President of a manufacturing company, Assistant Professor for the Louisiana Department of Education, and Assistant Professor at Northeast Louisiana University.

Committee assignments


In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Thompson served on the following committees:


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Thompson served on the following committees:


In the 2008-2009 legislative session, Thompson served on the following committees:



See also: Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011

Thompson ran for re-election in 2011. She was unopposed in the October 22 primary. Because Louisiana uses a blanket primary system, a candidate can be declared the overall winner of the seat by garnering 50 percent +1 of the vote in the primary. However, if no candidate reaches this threshold, then a general election would have taken place on November 19, 2011 between the top-two vote getters.[1]


In 2007 Thompson was elected to the Louisiana State Senate District 34. Thompson (D) finished with 14,301 votes and was followed by Willie Hunter (D) with 11,043 and Paxton Branch (D)with 2,378.[2]

Louisiana State Senate District 34
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Francis Thompson (D) 14,301
Willie Hunter(D) 11,043
Paxton Branch (D) 2,378

Campaign donors


In 2011, Thompson received $181,988 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[3]

Louisiana State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Francis Thompson's campaign in 2011
Dawson Farmsl L C$2,500
Cox, Doris$2,500
Steamship Pilots Association$2,500
Crescent River Port Pilots Association$2,500
Total Raised in 2011 $181,988


In 2007, a year in which Thompson was up for election, he collected $177,871 in donations.[4]

His five largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
Louisiana Dental Association $2,500
Progressive Merchants Inc. $2,500
Monroe Regional Medical Clinic $2,500
Oakley Oil & Gas LLC $2,500


Thompson has a wife, Marilyn Bryant.

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