Jim Thompson

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Jim Thompson
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Oregon House of Representatives District 23
Incumbent
In office
2004-2005, 2009-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2013
Years in position (current service)5
Years in position (previous service)1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$21,612/year
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Place of birthLincoln County, OR
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jim Thompson is a Republican member of the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 23.

Personal

Jim Thompson was born in Lincoln County, Oregon and subsequently raised in Dallas, Oregon. He is currently married to Helga Thompson with two children.

Education

Jim Thompson attended both Oregon State and Western Oregon University, College of Education.

Professional Experience

Jim Thompson works as both a Plant Scientist for Bayer Corporation and an Emergency Medical Technician.

Political Experience

Jim Thompson served as a member on the Monmouth City Council before becoming a primary candidate for the Oregon House of Representatives, District 23 in 2004. In March, 2004, Thompson was appointed to fill the seat vacated by Lane Shetterly. He did not serve as a representative again until 2009 and has since continued to serve in that regard.

Organizations

  • Executive Director, Oregon Pharmacy Association, present
  • Member, Health Safety Net Advisory Committee
  • Member, Oregon Health Care Volunteer Advisory Committee
  • Chair, Board of Directors, Polk County Fire District 1.

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees

  • Public Health Logistics Workgroup.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Thompson has been appointed to these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Thompson served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2012

Thompson is running for re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the May 15, 2012 Republican primary and will face Ross Swartzendruber (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

2010

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2010

Thompson won re-election to the 23rd District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition but was challenged by Wesley West in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[3]

Oregon State House, District 23
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Thompson (R) 16,371
Wesley West (D) 7,661

2008

On November 4, 2008, Thompson was elected to Oregon State House District 23.[4]

Oregon State House District 23
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Thompson (R) 15,878
Brown (D) 11,745
Misc. 56

Campaign donors

2010

Thompson collected $78,217 in campaign donations in 2010. The largest donors to the campaign are listed below.[5]

Oregon House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jim Thompson's campaign in 2010
Nike$5,500
Oregon Pharmacists Fund$2,500
Oregon Health Care Association$2,500
Oregon Medical Association$2,000
Willamette Egg Farms$2,000
Total Raised in 2010 $78,217

2008

In 2008 Thompson collected $169,813 in donations.[6]

These were his largest contributors in 2008.

Donor Amount
OREGON VICTORY PAC $25,000
PROMOTE OREGON LEADERSHIP PAC $23,203
OREGON FOREST INDUSTRIES COUNCIL $8,500
FRIENDS OF ANDY OLSON $5,500
ASSOCIATED OREGON LOGGERS $5,000

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2009–present
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