Michael Thompson

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U.S. Representative

Michael Thompson ()
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Committees: House Committee on Ways and Means, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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C. Michael Thompson, a Democrat, has represented the 1st Congressional District of California in the United States House of Representatives since 1999.


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Thompson voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

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Thompson was born January 24, 1951 in St. Helena, California, and educated at California State University. He served in the United States Army, was a vineyard owner and maintenance supervisor, taught Public Administration and State Government at San Francisco State University and California State University, Chico and was a member of the California State Senate before entering the House.

He is married to Janet Thompson and has two sons. He is a member of the Blue Dog and New Democratic Coalitions.

Thompson was first elected to this seat in 1998.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Republicans nominated John W. Jones to face Thompson in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1] Thompson retained his seat.

2008 elections

This information was gathered by volunteer researchers as part of the Superdelegate Transparency Project on the superdelegates for the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. For more info see the California superdelegate tracker or visit the STP homepage.

Before Hillary Clinton conceded the race, Michael Thompson, as a superdelegate, had endorsed her for President.

Money in Politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Gallo Winery$ 21,098
Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers$ 15,000
United Parcel Service$ 12,700
Wine Institute$ 12,498
Ernst & Young$ 12,000
Constellation Brands$ 11,174
PG&E Corp$ 10,499
American Academy of Dermatology Assn$ 10,000
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons$ 10,000
American College of Cardiology$ 10,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Michael Thompson
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
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Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

Coalitions and Caucuses

  • House Co Chair, Congressional Sportsman's Caucus
  • Co Chair, Congressional Wine Caucus
  • Co Chair, Military Veterans Caucus
  • New Democratic Coalition

Boards and other Affiliations

  • American Legion
  • Business and Professional Women's Association
  • Cal Trout
  • California Faculty Association
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Native Sons of the Golden West
  • Sons of Italy
  • Vietnam Veterans of America, Redwood Chapter

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Michael Thompson. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC office
  • 231 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-3311 Fax: 202-225-4335
    Webform email
District offices
  • 1040 Main Street, Suite 101 Napa, CA 94559-2605
    Ph: 707-226-9898 Fax: (none entered)
  • 317 3rd Street, Suite 1 Eureka, CA 95501-0487
    Ph: 707-269-9595 Fax: (none entered)
  • 30 North Franklin, PO Box 2208 Fort Bragg, CA 95437
    Ph: 707-962-0933 Fax: (none entered)
  • 712 Main Street, Suite 1 Woodland, CA 95695
    Ph: 530-662-5272 Fax: (none entered)
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