Senfronia Thompson

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Senfronia Thompson
Senfronia Thompson.jpg
Texas State House, District 141
Incumbent
In office
1973 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 41
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1972
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 1, 1939
Place of birthBooth, TX
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Senfronia Thompson is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 141 since 1973.

Biography

Thompson has worked as an attorney and public school teacher. She sits on the Advisory Board of the United Negro College Fund.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Local & Consent Calendars, Chair
Redistricting

2011-2012

Thompson served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

2009-2010

  • HB 639 - Relating to the prosecution, punishment, and prevention of offenses involving trafficking of persons or certain forced or sex-based labor or services, law enforcement training relating to the trafficking of persons, and the creation of the trafficking of persons investigation and prosecution account in the general revenue fund.
  • HB 982 - Relating to the imposition of a tax on the gross receipts from admissions fees charged by sexually oriented businesses.
  • HB 1152 - Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation.
  • HB 2280 - Relating to the right of a public school educator to remove a student from the educator's classroom.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Thompson won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 141. Thompson ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and defeated Michael Bunch (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Texas House of Representatives, District 141, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSenfronia Thompson Incumbent 87.9% 33,180
     Republican Michael Bunch 12.1% 4,587
Total Votes 37,767

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Thompson won re-election in District 141. She was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and defeated Republican Michael Bunch in the November 2 general election.[4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 141
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Senfronia Thompson (D) 19,592 76.32%
Michael Bunch (R) 6,078 23.67%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Thompson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from the 141st District. She received 32,747 votes, ahead of Republican Michael Bunch (8,197) and Libertarian Richard Brown (656).[5] She raised $233,274 for her campaign; Bunch raised $1,106.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 141
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Senfronia Thompson (D) 32,747 78.71%
Michael Bunch (R) 8,197 19.70%
Richard Brown (L) 656 1.57%

2006

On November 4, 2006 Thompson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 141st District, unopposed.[7]

Thompson raised $126,900 for her campaign.[8]

Texas House of Representatives, District 141 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Senfronia Thompson (D) 12,926

2004

On November 4, 2004 Thompson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 141st District, unopposed.[9]

Thompson raised $94,677 for her campaign.[10]

Texas House of Representatives, District 141 (2004)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Senfronia Thompson (D) 27,490

2002

On November 4, 2002 Thompson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 141st District, unopposed.[11]

Thompson raised $252,016 for her campaign.[12]

Texas House of Representatives, District 141 (2002)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Senfronia Thompson (D) 16,478

2000

On November 4, 2000 Thompson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 141st District, unopposed.[13]

Thompson raised $122,860 for her campaign.[14]

Texas House of Representatives, District 141 (2000)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Senfronia Thompson (D) 27,737

1998

On November 4, 1998 Thompson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 141st District, unopposed.[15]

Thompson raised $125,157 for her campaign.[16]

Texas House of Representatives, District 141 (1998)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Senfronia Thompson (D) 15,462

1996

On November 4, 1996 Thompson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 141st District, unopposed.[17]

Texas House of Representatives, District 141 (1996)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Senfronia Thompson (D) 23,187

1994

On November 4, 1994 Thompson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 141st District, unopposed.[18]

Texas House of Representatives, District 141 (1994)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Senfronia Thompson (D) 16,604

1992

On November 4, 1992 Thompson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 141st District, unopposed.[19]

Texas House of Representatives, District 141 (1992)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Senfronia Thompson (D) 25,558

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

Thompson raised a total of $436,628 in 2010. Below are Thompson's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[20]

Contributor 2010 total
Perry, Bob J. $20,000
Texas Association of Realtors $15,000
Texans for Economic Development $11,000
Tran, Minh-Tam $10,000
Beer Alliances of Texas $10,000

2008

In the 2008 election, Thompson raised a total of $233,274.[21]

Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Border Health $15,000
Texas Association of Realtors $5,000
AT&T $5,000
Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association $3,500
3 Donors, Each Donating $3,000[21] $3,000

2006

In the 2006 election, Thompson raised a total of $126,900. [22]

Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Mccall, Thomas $5,000
Texas Association of Realtors $3,000
Kralj, Nicholas Elliot $3,000
Glazer, R L $3,000
BG Distribution Partners $3,000

2004

In the 2004 election, Thompson raised a total of $94,677. [23]

Her five largest contributors in 2004 were:

Donor Amount
White, Bill $8,000
Fisher III, James R $5,000
Pannell, Timothy $2,500
Texas Association Of Mortgage Attorneys PAC $2,500
Big City Capital $2,500
Southwestern Bell $2,500

2002

In the 2002 election, Thompson raised a total of $252,016. [24]

Her four largest contributors in 2002 were:

Donor Amount
Carl Parker Constitutional Defense Fund Cap PAC $7,000
Texas Trial Lawyers Association $6,000
Centerpoint Energy $5,500
4 Donors, Each Donating $5,000[24] $5,000

Scorecards

Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy."[25] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.

2011

Senfronia Thompson received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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