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Geraldine Thompson
Geraldine Thompson.jpg
Florida State Senate, District 12
Incumbent
In office
November 20, 2012 - present
Term ends
November 17, 2014
Years in position 2
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Florida House Of Representatives District 39
2006-2012
Education
Associate'sMiami-Dade Community College, 1968
Bachelor'sUniversity of Miami, 1970
Master'sFlorida State University, 1973
Personal
BirthdayNovember 18, 1948
Place of birthNew Orleans, Louisiana
ProfessionMuseum Founder, Retired College Administrator
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Geraldine F. "Geri" Thompson is a Democratic member of the Florida State Senate, representing District 12. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Thompson served in the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 39 from 2006 to 2012. During that time, she served as Minority Leader Pro Tempore.

Biography

Thompson's professional experience includes founding The Association to Preserve African American Society, History and Tradition; and working as an assistant to the President of Valencia Community College and a teacher in Orange County Public Schools.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Community Affairs, Vice-chair
Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
Commerce and Tourism
Transportation
Administrative Procedures

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:

Issues

Campaign themes

2008

Thompson did not provide answers to the Florida State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[2]

Thompson's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 811 - "Human Trafficking: Creates Florida Statewide Task Force on Human Trafficking within EOG"
  • HB 1415 - "Barbering: Provides for selection & placement of barbering interns; requires school of barbering or barbering program to provide written notice to Barbers' Board regarding internship sponsor & barbering intern"
  • HB 1469 - "Early Voting: Deletes requirements for branch offices to be used as early voting sites; authorizes supervisors of elections to designate certain facilities as early voting sites; provides specified days & times for early voting."

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House website.

Elections

2014

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Florida State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 26, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 20, 2014. Incumbent Geraldine F. Thompson defeated Gary Siplin in the Democratic primary, while Edward DeAguilera defeated Fritz Jackson Seide in the Republican primary. Thompson will face DeAguilera in the general election.[3][4]

Florida State Senate, District 12 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGeraldine F. Thompson Incumbent 64.1% 15,371
Gary Siplin 35.9% 8,607
Total Votes 23,978
Florida State Senate, District 12 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEdward DeAguilera 54.6% 5,753
Fritz Jackson Seide 45.4% 4,779
Total Votes 10,532

2012

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2012

Thompson won election in the 2012 election for Florida State Senate District 12. Thompson defeated Victoria Siplin in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Fritz Jackson Seide (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

Florida State Senate, District 12, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGeraldine Thompson 69.1% 111,369
     Republican Fritz Jackson Seide 30.9% 49,741
Total Votes 161,110
Florida State Senate, District 12 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGeraldine Thompson 55.9% 12,953
Victoria Siplin 44.1% 10,219
Total Votes 23,172

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Thompson ran for re-election to the 39th District seat in 2010. She did not have any opposition in the August 24 primary or the general election, which took place on November 2, 2010.[6]

2008

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2008

In 2008, Thompson won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 39th District. Thompson ran unopposed in the election. She raised $8,525 for her campaign.[7]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Thompson is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Thompson raised a total of $344,168 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 24, 2013.[8]

Geraldine Thompson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State Senate, District 12 Won $179,574
2010 Florida State House, District 39 Won $20,250
2008 Florida State House, District 39 Won $8,525
2006 Florida State House, District 39 Won $66,020
2004 Florida State Senate, District 19 Defeated $35,567
2002 Florida State House, District 39 Defeated $34,232
Grand Total Raised $344,168

2012

Thompson won election to the Florida State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $179,574.
Florida State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Geraldine Thompson's campaign in 2012
Florida Democratic Party$10,153
Florida Hospital Association$3,000
Hospital Corp of America$2,500
Florida Beer Wholesalers Association$2,000
Manatee Education Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$179,574
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Thompson won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $20,250.

2008

Thompson won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $8,525.

2006

Thompson won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $66,020.

2004

Thompson lost the election for the Florida State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $35,567.

2002

Thompson lost the election for the Florida House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $34,232.

Scorecards

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

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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2014

In 2014, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 3 through May 5.[9]

Legislators are scored on their stances on "Economic Freedom issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills listed under the FCoC's "Florida's Business Agenda."[10]
Legislators are scored on their stances on "long term care issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to public safety and law enforcement officials.
Legislators are scored on their stances on marijuana.
Legislators are scored on a group of bills that LFN selects as a "cross-section of legislation."

2013

In 2013, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 5 through May 3.[11]

Legislators are scored on their stances on civil liberty issues.
Legislators are scored on their stances on "Economic Freedom issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills listed under the FCoC's "Florida's Business Agenda."[12]
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to public safety and law enforcement officials.
Legislators are scored on their stance on fracking.

Personal

Thompson has been a member of the Holocaust Education and Resource Center Board and the Central Florida Young Men's Christian Association Board.[1].

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Norman (R)
Florida State Senate District 12
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives District 39
2006–2012
Succeeded by
Neil Combee (R)