John Thompson (Connecticut legislator)

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John Thompson
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 13
Former officeholder
In office
1987 - January 5, 2013
Base salary$28,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1986
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sSaint Michael's College
Master'sUniversity of Connecticut, 1969
Date of birth08/10/1932
Place of birthStaten Island, NY
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
John W. Thompson was a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing the 13th District from 1987 to 2013. He served as Assistant Majority Leader.

Thompson currently serves as Consultant/Owner of John W. Thompson Associates. He has previously been a Labor Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association, Neutral Arbitrator with the Connecticut Board of Mediation and Arbitration, and Executive Director of the Connecticut State[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Thompson served on these committees:

  • Subcommittee on Health and Hospitals
  • Subcommittee on Higher Education
  • Subcommittee on Human Services


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



Thompson did not run for re-election in 2012.[2]


See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Thompson ran for re-election to the 13th District seat in 2010. He defeated Cheri Ann Pelletier (R) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 13 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Thompson (D) 3,194
Cheri Ann Pelletier (R) 2,199


On November 4, 2008, Thompson won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 13th District, defeating Cheri Ann Pelletier (R). Thompson received 5,314 votes in the election while Pelletier received 2,673 votes.[3] Thompson raised $29,854 for his campaign; Pelletier raised $30,140.[4]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 13
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Thompson (D and WF) 5,314
Cheri Ann Pelletier (R) 2,673

Campaign donors


In 2010, Thompson raised $33,765 in contributions.[5]

His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $25,750 to his campaign.


Listed below is the largest contributor to John Thompson's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $24,274


Yankee Institute's Voter Guide

See also: Yankee Institute's Voter Guide

The Yankee Institute, a pro-market think tank, releases its Voter Guide after each two-year legislative term. Each member of the Connecticut General Assembly receives a score from 0 to 10 based on how he or she voted in ten key votes. The Institute selects key votes which "reveal the differences between those legislators that would harness the power of individual liberty and the market to improve lives, and those that prefer a centrally-planned approach." A legislator with a 10 voted in agreement with the Yankee Institute on all 10 votes, while a legislator with a 0 voted against the Yankee Institute's views or was absent for all 10 votes.[6]


Thompson received a score of 0 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied with the 72 others for the lowest score among the 152 members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. This score was 2 lower than his score of 2 for the 2009-10 term.[6]

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Preceded by
Connecticut State House District 13
Succeeded by
Joe Diminico (D)