Richard Thompson (West Virginia legislator)
|West Virginia House of Delegates District 17|
| Assumed office|
| Current term ends|
Thompson earned his BS in Criminal Justice from Marshall University. He went on to receive his JD from West Virginia University College of Law.
Thompson has been Divorce Commissioner for Wayne County, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Wayne County, General Council for the Town of Fort Gay, and General Council for Crum/Lavalette Public Service Districts. He also served in the United States Army from 1972 to 1974.
Thompson is running for re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates District 17. He is one of two candidates running for the two District 17 Delegate positions on the ballot in the November 2, 2010 general election. Since only the two top vote-getters are elected, they are each essentially unopposed. 
In 2008 Thompson was re-elected to the West Virginia House District 17. Thompson (D) finished with 8,108 votes and was followed by Don Perdue (D) with 7,121 votes and Lisa Peana (R) with 4,624 votes. Thompson raised $186,355 for his campaign fund.
|West Virginia House District 17|
|Richard Thompson (D)||8,108|
|Don Perdue (D)||7,121|
|Lisa Peana (R)||4,624|
Thompson and his wife, Beth Chambers, have four children.
- West Virginia House of Delegates
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- Richard Thompson on Facebook
|West Virginia House of Representatives District 17
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