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United States
November 6, 2018 —California General Election

U.S. House of Representatives — ” Mike Thompson, Candidate for District 5

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Mike Thompson

Democratic
Member of Congress
139,868 votes (78.3%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • I’m leading the effort to ensure criminals and the dangerously mentally ill don’t have easy access to guns, while protecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.
  • I will continue to protect Social Security and Medicare and will keep fighting for comprehensive immigration reform.
  • As a Vietnam veteran myself, I will continue to support our veterans and their families.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Member of Congress

Biography

 

Mike Thompson was first elected to Congress in 1998.  Recognized as a strong representative for his constituents, Thompson has worked on solutions that create jobs, strengthen the middle class, protect our seniors and veterans, increase access to health care, and preserve our environment for future generations. Prior to serving in Congress, Thompson represented California's 2nd District in the California State Senate where he chaired the powerful Budget Committee.

 

Thompson is a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means and sits on the Health and Tax Policy subcommittees. Thompson is the co-founder and co-chair of the bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Wine Caucus, which consists of more than 200 U.S. Senators and House members. He is also a member and twice co-chair of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus.

 

Thompson was the first Vietnam veteran elected to the California State Senate. He served in combat with the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant/platoon leader with the 173rd Airborne Brigade where he was wounded and received a Purple Heart. He was an instructor at the Army's Airborne School.

 

Thompson has been recognized for his leadership on job creation, health care and veterans issues. He has received awards for his legislative efforts from the National Association of Community Health Centers, the California State Council of Vietnam Veterans, the Wine Institute, and received the prestigious Edgar Wayburn Award from the Sierra Club for outstanding service to the environment.

 

 

 

 

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $1,938,457

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Ernst & Young and employees
$12,000
2
Northwestern Mutual and employees
$11,000
3
Employees of E&J Gallo Winery
$10,800
4
Aflac
$10,000
4
American Academy of Dermatology
$10,000
4
American Academy of Neurology
$10,000
4
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
$10,000
4
American Council of Life Insurers
$10,000
4
American Crystal Sugar
$10,000
4
American Express
$10,000
4
American Federation of Teachers
$10,000
4
American Hospital Association
$10,000
4
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
$10,000
4
American Society of Anesthesiologists
$10,000
4
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
$10,000
4
Bank of America
$10,000
4
Blue Dog PAC
$10,000
4
Blue Shield of California
$10,000
4
CME Group
$10,000
4
Farm Credit Council
$10,000
4
Home Depot
$10,000
4
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
$10,000
4
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
$10,000
4
Investment Company Institute
$10,000
4
LPL Financial
$10,000
4
MassMutual
$10,000
4
Morgan Stanley
$10,000
4
National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
$10,000
4
National Association of Realtors
$10,000
4
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
$10,000
4
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)
$10,000
4
Pacific Life
$10,000
4
Phillips 66
$10,000
4
Sheet Metal Workers' International Association
$10,000
4
TIAA
$10,000
4
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
$10,000
4
USAA
$10,000

More information about contributions

By State:

California 34.68%
District of Columbia 32.43%
Virginia 7.29%
Illinois 3.70%
Other 21.90%
34.68%32.43%21.90%

By Size:

Large contributions (92.01%)
Small contributions (7.99%)
92.01%

By Type:

From organizations (67.92%)
From individuals (32.08%)
67.92%32.08%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Political Beliefs

Thompson is a democrat who is recognized in Congress and throughout his district as someone who has built a solid reputation for bipartisan problem solving.

Candidate Contact Info

Email Info@mikethompsonforcongress.com
Email MJBowker@mikethompsonforcongress.com

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