Robert Thompson, Arkansas Senator

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Robert Thompson
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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

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Thompson raised $58,040 in contributions. [7]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Stephens Group $4,000
Bnsf Railway $2,500
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association $2,000
Arkansas Health Care Association $2,000
Arkansas State Farm Insurance $2,000
Arkansas Realtors Association $2,000

2006

In 2006, Thompson collected $145,052 in donations.[8]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Nix Patterson & Roach $4,000
Arkansas Realtors Association $4,000
Arkansas State Farm Insurance $3,000
Arkansas Health Care Association $3,000
Arkansas Democratic Party $2,500

Personal

Thompson and his wife, Tori, have two children.

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