Samuel D. Thompson


Samuel D. Thompson

Samuel D. Thompson (born July 31, 1935) is an American Republican Party politician, who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 1998, where he represents the 13th legislative district.

Biography

Thompson served as the Assistant Republican Leader from 2004-2005. He serves in the Assembly on the Appropriations Committee and the Human Services Committee. [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=179 Assemblyman Thompson's legislative web page] , New Jersey Legislature. Accessed February 21, 2008.]

Assemblyman Thompson has served on the New Jersey Advisory Council on Elder Care since 1998, served on the Continuing Care Advisory Council from 1998-2002 and on the New Jersey State Council for Adult Literacy Services from 2000-2002. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000. Thompson served the New Jersey Turnpike Authority from 1994-1997 as director of communications and formerly as director of planning, analysis and government relations. He was employed by the New Jersey Department of Health from 1972-1994 as a chemist and director of clinical laboratory improvement service. He was appointed by then Governor of New Jersey Christine Todd Whitman to serve on the Governor's Education Task Force in 1994 as Co-Chair. He served on the United States Armed Forces Epidemiological Board from 1983-1990.

Thompson received a B.S. in 1960 from the University of Arkansas in Chemistry and Mathematics and was awarded a Ph.D. in 1965 from Louisiana State University in Physical Chemistry. He was born in Mobile, Alabama, and currently resides in Old Bridge Township, New Jersey. [ [http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=24777 Assembly Member Samuel D. 'Sam' Thompson] , Project Vote Smart. Accessed August 10, 2007.]

District 13

Each of the forty districts in the New Jersey Legislature has one representative in the New Jersey Senate and two members in the New Jersey General Assembly. The other representatives from the 13th District for the 2008-2009 Legislative Session are:
*Senator Joseph M. Kyrillos, and
*Assemblywoman Amy Handlin

Political Views

Same-Sex Marriage - Assemblyman Thompson was one of 19 Assembly members who voted against New Jersey's Civil Unions Bill in December 2006. He clarified his views in an email to constituents and those who contacted him as follows "I voted no believing marriage should be between one man and one woman. Had the opportunity arisen to vote for a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman, I would have voted yes for the amendment."Fact|date=February 2007

References

External links

* [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=179 Assemblyman Thompson's legislative web page] , New Jersey Legislature
*"New Jersey Legislature financial disclosure forms"
** [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/ethics/FinancialDisclosure/ThompsonS2007.pdf 2007] [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/ethics/FinancialDisclosure/ThompsonS2006.pdf 2006] [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/ethics/FinancialDisclosure/ThompsonS2005.pdf 2005] [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/ethics/FinancialDisclosure/ThompsonS2004.pdf 2004]
* [http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=24777 Assembly Member Samuel D. 'Sam' Thompson] , Project Vote Smart
* [http://www.njvoterinfo.org/cb/thompson.html New Jersey Voter Information Website 2003]


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