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Glenn Thompson
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U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 5
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJohn Peterson (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$2,768,854
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Member, Bald Eagle Area School Board
1990-1996
Education
Bachelor'sPennsylvania State University
M.D.Temple University
Personal
BirthdayJuly 27, 1959
Place of birthBellefonte, Pennsylvania
ProfessionHealth Care Administrator
Net worth$42,500
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website

Glenn Thompson (b. July 27, 1959, in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania) is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Pennsylvania. Thompson was first elected by voters from Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district in 2008. He is currently serving his third consecutive term, having recently won re-election in 2012.[1] He was unopposed in the Republican primary on April 24 and defeated Democrat Charles Dumas in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Thompson is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills. Still, Thompson's moderate National Journal rankings from 2011 and 2012 indicate that he leans closer to the center than most of his fellow Republican members with the "average" rating.[3][4]

Thompson is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election on May 20, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Biography

Thompson was born in Bellefont, Pennsylvania. He earned his B.A. from Pennsylvania State University in 1981, and his M.D. from Temple University in 1998.

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Thompson serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Thompson served on the following committees:[6]

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Glenn Thompson endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election. [7]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Thompson voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[8]

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district elections, 2014

Thompson is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election on May 20, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district elections, 2012

Thompson ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Pennsylvania's 5th District. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on April 24 and defeated Democrat Charles Dumas in the November 6 general election.[9]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania in 2012 as one of the states that could determine whether Democrats would retake the House or Republicans would hold their majority in 2013.[10] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[10] On November 2, 2004, Glenn Thompson won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Charles Dumas (D) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 5 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGlenn Thompson incumbent 62.9% 177,740
     Democratic Charles Dumas 37.1% 104,725
Total Votes 282,465

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Thompson is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Thompson raised a total of $2,768,854 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 17, 2013.[14]

Glenn Thompson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Pennsylvania, District 5) Won $1,263,884
2010 US House (Pennsylvania, District 5) Won $1,069,415
2008 US House (Pennsylvania, District 5) Won $435,555
Grand Total Raised $2,768,854

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Glenn Thompson's reports.[15]

Glenn Thompson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[16]April 15, 2013$100,576$112,019$(115,471)$97,124
July Quarterly[17]July 15, 2013$97,124$148,115$(94,192)$151,047
Running totals
$260,134$(209,663)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Thompson's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Thompson won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, his campaign committee raised a total of $1,263,885 and spent $1,262,547.[18]


2010

Thompson won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Thompson's campaign committee raised a total of $1,069,415 and spent $973,129.[19]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Congressional District 5 Election, 2010 - Glenn Thompson Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,069,415
Total Spent $973,129
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $26,394
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $19,737
Top contributors to Glenn Thompson's campaign committee
Kriebel Group$26,400
Varischetti & Sons$16,355
R&R Radiology$12,647
Pride Mobility Products$11,800
American Bankers Assn$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Oil & Gas$72,472
Health Professionals$62,758
Retired$51,800
Lawyers/Law Firms$50,152
Hospitals/Nursing Homes$41,825

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Thompson is a "rank-and-file Republican".[20]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Thompson missed 31 of 3,369 roll call votes from January 2009 to April 2013. This amounts to 0.9%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving as of April 2013. [21]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Thompson paid his congressional staff a total of $1,154,339 in 2011. Overall, Pennsylvania ranked 34th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[22]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Thompson's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $-149,998 and $234,998 . That averages to $42,500.00, which is significantly lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 90.91% from 2010.[23]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Thompson's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $250,004 to $684,999. That averages to $467,501.50 which was lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[24]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. In 2012, Thompson ranked 199th among Republican Representatives in the conservative rankings.[25][26]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Thompson was ranked 200th among Republican members of the U.S. House in the conservative rankings.[27]

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Glenn Thompson has voted with the Republican Party 95.6% of the time, which ranked 139th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[28]

2011

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Glenn Thompson has voted with the Republican Party 92.0% of the time, which ranked 143 among the 242 House Republican members as of December 2011.[29]

Recent news

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Personal

Glenn Thompson is married to Penny. They have 3 children.

External links


References

  1. Politico "2012 House Race Results"
  2. Pennsylvania Department of State "2012 General Primary Unofficial Returns," April 24, 2012
  3. National Journal, "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013
  4. National Journal, "TABLE: House Conservative Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013
  5. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  6. Congressman Glenn 'GT' Thompson, Proudly Representing Pennsylvania's 5th District "Committee Assignments"
  7. The Hill, "Rick Santorum attracts his first congressional endorsement," January 7, 2012
  8. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  9. Pennsylvania Department of State "2012 General Primary Unofficial Returns," April 24, 2012
  10. 10.0 10.1 Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Glenn Thompson," Accessed April 17, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission "Glenn Thompson's Summary Report," Accessed July 22, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission "Glenn Thompson's April Quarterly," Accessed July 22, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission "Glenn Thompson's July Quarterly," Accessed July 22, 2013
  18. Open Secrets "Glenn Thompson 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013
  19. Open Secrets "Glenn Thompson 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
  20. Gov Track "Thompson" Accessed June 19, 2013
  21. GovTrack, "Glenn Thompson," Accessed April 17, 2013
  22. LegiStorm, "Glenn Thompson," Accessed September 24, 2012
  23. OpenSecrets.org, "Thompson, (R-Pennsylvania), 2011"
  24. OpenSecrets.org, "Glenn Thompson (R-Pa), 2010," Accessed September 24, 2012
  25. National Journal, "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013
  26. National Journal, "TABLE: House Conservative Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013
  27. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  28. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  29. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
John Peterson
U.S. House of Representatives - Pennsylvania, District 5
2009–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Member, Bald Eagle Area School Board
1990-1996
Succeeded by
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