PGI logo cropped.png
Congressional Millionaire’s Club
The Personal Gain Index shines a light on how members of Congress benefit during their tenure.





Difference between revisions of "Robert Thompson, Arkansas Senator"

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
(External links)
(Campaign donors)
Line 163: Line 163:
  
 
==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
 +
{{Comprehensive donor history
 +
|Name = Thompson
 +
|Full name = Robert Thompson
 +
|year = 2004
 +
|Editdate = August 6, 2013
 +
|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=4261 ''followthemoney.org'', "Thompson, Robert," accessed August 6, 2013]</ref>
 +
|party = Democratic
 +
|totalraised2012 = 217811
 +
|result2012 = Won
 +
|office2012 = [[Arkansas State Senate elections, 2012|Arkansas State Senate, District 20]]
 +
|totalraised2010 = 58040
 +
|result2010 = Won
 +
|office2010 = [[Arkansas State Senate elections, 2012|Arkansas State Senate, District 11]]
 +
|totalraised2008 = 0
 +
|result2008 = N/A
 +
|office2008 = [[Arkansas State Senate elections, 2012|Arkansas State Senate, District 11]]
 +
|totalraised2006 = 145052
 +
|result2006 = Won
 +
|office2006 = [[Arkansas State Senate elections, 2012|Arkansas State Senate, District 11]]
 +
|totalraised2004 = 41662
 +
|result2004 = Won
 +
|office2004 = [[Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2012|Arkansas State House, District 78]]
 +
}}
 +
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
{{State leg donor}}
+
{{SLP donor box 2012
 +
|name = Thompson
 +
|full Name = Robert Thompson
 +
|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=142173
 +
|office= Arkansas State Senate
 +
|new = no
 +
|party = Democratic
 +
|total raised = 217,811
 +
|org1 = Stephens Group
 +
|org2 = Arkansas Health Care Association
 +
|org3 = Mcdaniel Leadership Pac
 +
|org4 = Kirk, Thomas J
 +
|org5 = Nucor Corp
 +
|orgamount1 = 5000
 +
|orgamount2 = 4000
 +
|orgamount3 = 3500
 +
|orgamount4 = 3250
 +
|orgamount5 = 3000
 +
|}}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
In 2010, Thompson raised $58,040 in contributions. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=AR&y=2010&f=S&so=O&p=1#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref> 
+
{{SLP donor box 2010
 
+
|name = Thompson
His four largest contributors were:
+
|full Name = Robert Thompson
 
+
|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=119241
{{legislative donor box}}
+
|office= Arkansas State Senate
|-
+
|new = no
| [[The Stephens Group | Stephens Group]]
+
|party = Democratic
| Align="Right" | $4,000
+
|total raised = 58,040
|-
+
|org1 = Stephens Group
| Bnsf Railway
+
|org2 = Bnsf Railway
| Align="Right" | $2,500
+
|org3 = Arkansas State Farm Insurance
|-
+
|org4 = Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
| Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
+
|org5 = Arkansas Health Care Association
| Align="Right" | $2,000
+
|orgamount1 = 4000
|-
+
|orgamount2 = 2500
| [[Arkansas Health Care Association]]
+
|orgamount3 = 2000
| Align="Right" | $2,000
+
|orgamount4 = 2000
|-
+
|orgamount5 = 2000
| Arkansas State Farm Insurance
+
|}}
| Align="Right" | $2,000
+
|-
+
| Arkansas Realtors Association
+
| Align="Right" | $2,000
+
|}
+
  
 
===2006===
 
===2006===
In 2006, Thompson collected $145,052 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=86649 2006 contributions to Robert Thompson]</ref>
+
{{SLP donor box 2006
 +
|name = Thompson
 +
|full Name = Robert Thompson
 +
|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=86649
 +
|office= Arkansas State Senate
 +
|new = yes
 +
|party = Democratic
 +
|total raised = 145,052
 +
|org1 = Nix Patterson & Roach
 +
|org2 = Arkansas Realtors Association
 +
|org3 = Arkansas State Farm Insurance
 +
|org4 = Arkansas Health Care Association
 +
|org5 = Arkansas Democratic Party
 +
|orgamount1 = 4000
 +
|orgamount2 = 4000
 +
|orgamount3 = 3000
 +
|orgamount4 = 3000
 +
|orgamount5 = 2500
 +
|}}
  
His five largest contributors in 2006 were:
+
===2004===
{{legislative donor box}}
+
{{SLP donor box 2004
|-
+
|name = Thompson
| Nix Patterson & Roach
+
|full Name = Robert Thompson
| Align="Right" | $4,000
+
|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=69518
|-
+
|office= Arkansas House of Representatives
| [[Arkansas Realtors Association]]
+
|new = yes
| Align="Right" | $4,000
+
|party = Democratic
|-
+
|total raised = 41,662
| Arkansas State Farm Insurance
+
|org1 = Lee Wilson & Co
| Align="Right" | $3,000
+
|org2 = Kennedy, Cortez
|-
+
|org3 = Gibson, Marsha
| [[Arkansas Health Care Association]]
+
|org4 = Thompson, Robert
| Align="Right" | $3,000
+
|org5 = Arkansas Realtors Association
|-
+
|orgamount1 = 1000
| Arkansas Democratic Party
+
|orgamount2 = 1000
| Align="Right" | $2,500
+
|orgamount3 = 1000
|}
+
|orgamount4 = 1000
 +
|orgamount5 = 1000
 +
|}}
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==

Revision as of 11:39, 6 August 2013

Robert Thompson
Thompson r.jpg
Arkansas State Senate District 20
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Senate Majority Leader
2011-2012
Compensation
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$136/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Arkansas House of Representatives
2004-2006
Education
Bachelor'sHendrix College (1993)
J.D.University of Arkansas School of Law at Fayetteville (1997)
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Robert Thompson is a Democratic member of the Arkansas State Senate, representing District 20. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Thompson served in the Arkansas State Senate from 2004 to 2013 and served as Majority Leader from 2007 to 2013.

Biography

Thompson's professional experience includes working as an attorney.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Public Retirement and Social Security Programs
Lottery Commission Legislative Oversight, Chair
Judiciary, Vice Chair
Legislative Council
State Agencies and Governmental Affairs
Children and Youth
Game and Fish Commission Oversight
Rules, Resolutions and Memorials

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2012

Thompson ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arkansas Senate, District 20. Thompson ran unopposed in the May 22 Democratic primary and defeated Blake Johnson (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

Arkansas State Senate, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Thompson Incumbent 50.8% 13,616
     Republican Blake Johnson 49.2% 13,169
Total Votes 26,785

2010

See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2010

Thompson won re-election to the 11th district seat in 2010. He ran uncontested. [4]

2006

On November 7, 2006, Thompson won election to the 11th District Seat in the Arkansas State Senate, defeating opponent Lloyd Clark (R).[5]

Thompson raised $145,052 for his campaign, while Clark raised $11,952.[6]

Arkansas State Senate, District 11 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Thompson (D) 13,816
Lloyd Clark (R) 5,278

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Thompson is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Thompson raised a total of $462,565 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 6, 2013.[7]

Robert Thompson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State Senate, District 20 Won $217,811
2010 Arkansas State Senate, District 11 Won $58,040
2008 Arkansas State Senate, District 11 Not up for election $0
2006 Arkansas State Senate, District 11 Won $145,052
2004 Arkansas State House, District 78 Won $41,662
Grand Total Raised $462,565

2012

Thompson won re-election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $217,811.
Arkansas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robert Thompson, Arkansas Senator's campaign in 2012
Stephens Group$5,000
Arkansas Health Care Association$4,000
Mcdaniel Leadership Pac$3,500
Kirk, Thomas J$3,250
Nucor Corp$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$217,811
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Thompson won re-election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $58,040.

2006

Thompson won election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $145,052.

2004

Thompson won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Thompson raised a total of $41,662.

Personal

Thompson and his wife, Tori, have two children.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Robert + Thompson + Arkansas + Senate"

  • Loading...

External links

Light Bulb Icon.svg.png
Suggest a link

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Larry Teague (D)
Arkansas State Senate District 20
2013–present
Succeeded by
NA
Preceded by
-
Arkansas State Senate District 11
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Jimmy Hickey, Jr. (R)