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Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.)


Biography
District: 5th District
Political Highlights: Calif. Senate, 1990-98; U.S. House, 1999-present
Born: Jan. 24, 1951; St. Helena, Calif.
Residence: St. Helena
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Janet Thompson; two children
Education: California State U., Chico, B.A. 1982; California State U., Chico, M.A. 1996
Military Service: Army, 1969-73
Start of Service: Elected: 1998 (8th term)
Committee Assignments: Ways & Means (Health; Social Security); Select Intelligence (Terrorism, Human Intelligence, Analysis & Counterintelligence - Ranking Member)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2014generalMike Thompson (D) 97,44675.8
James Hinton (NPA) 31,05024.2
2012generalMike Thompson (D) 202,87274.5
Randy Loftin (R) 69,54525.5
2010generalMike Thompson (D) 147,30762.8
Loren Hanks (R) 72,80331.0
Carol Wolman (GREEN) 8,4863.6
Mike Rodrigues (LIBERT) 5,9962.6
2008generalMike Thompson (D) 197,81268.1
Zane Starkewolf (R) 67,85323.4
Carol Wolman (GREEN) 24,7938.5
2006generalMike Thompson (D) 144,40966.2
John Jones (R) 63,19429.0
Pamela Elizondo (GREEN) 6,8993.2
Timothy Stock (PFP) 3,5031.6
2004generalMike Thompson (D) 189,36666.9
Lawrence Wiesner (R) 79,97028.3
Pamela Elizondo (GREEN) 13,6354.8
2002generalMike Thompson (D) 118,66964.1
Lawrence Wiesner (R) 60,01332.4
Kevin Bastian (LIBERT) 6,5343.5
2000generalMike Thompson (D) 155,63865.0
Russell Chase (R) 66,98728.0
Cheryl Kreier (NL) 7,1733.0
Emil Rossi (LIBERT) 6,3762.7
Pamela Elizondo (REF) 3,1611.3
1998generalMike Thompson (D) 121,71061.9
Mark Luce (R) 64,62232.8
Emil Rossi (LIBERT) 5,4042.7
Ernest Jones (PFP) 4,9962.5
Roll Call Vitals

118th

on the House Seniority List

Fellow California Rep. George Miller (D) is 5th.

1st

California is 1st on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

3,250

Twitter Followers (@RepThompson)

Rep. Mike Thompson has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.