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Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.)

  • District: 2nd District, West central -- most of Jackson, Mississippi Delta
  • Residence: Bolton
  • Born: January 28, 1948; Bolton, Miss.
  • Religion: United Methodist
  • Family: Wife, London Thompson; one child
  • Education: Tougaloo College, B.A. 1968 (political science); Jackson State College, M.S. 1972 (educational administration)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Bolton Board of Aldermen, 1969-73; mayor of Bolton, 1973-79; Hinds County Board of Supervisors, 1980-93; U.S. House, 1993-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1993 (10th full term)
  • Committee Assignments: Homeland Security - Ranking Member
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State Information: 2nd District, West central -- most of Jackson, Mississippi Delta

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Bennie Thompson (D) 214,978 67.1%
Bill Marcy (R) 99,160 31%
Cobby Williams (I) 4,605 1.4%
Lajena Williams (REF) 1,501 0.5%
2010 general Bennie Thompson (D) 105,327 61.5%
Bill Marcy (R) 64,499 37.6%
Ashley Norwood (REF) 1,530 0.9%
2008 general Bennie Thompson (D) 201,606 69%
Richard Cook (R) 90,364 31%
2006 general Bennie Thompson (D) 100,160 64.3%
Yvonne Brown (R) 55,672 35.7%
2004 general Bennie Thompson (D) 154,526 58.4%
Clinton LeSueur (R) 107,647 40.7%
Shawn O'Hara (REF) 2,596 1%
2002 general Bennie Thompson (D) 89,913 55.1%
Clinton LeSueur (R) 69,711 42.8%
Lee Dilworth (REF) 3,426 2.1%
2000 general Bennie Thompson (D) 112,777 65.1%
Hardy Caraway (R) 54,090 31.2%
William Chipman (LIBERT) 4,305 2.5%
Lee Dilworth (REF) 2,135 1.2%
1998 general Bennie Thompson (D) 80,507 71.2%
William Chipman III (LIBERT) 32,533 28.8%
1996 general Bennie Thompson (D) 102,503 59.6%
Danny Covington (R) 65,263 38%
William Chipman III (LIBERT) 4,167 2.4%
1994 general Bennie Thompson (D) 68,014 53.7%
Bill Jordan (R) 49,270 38.9%
Vince Thornton (MSTAX) 9,408 7.4%
1993 special Hayes Dent (R) 34,766 34.1%
Bennie Thompson (D) 29,041 28.5%
Henry Espy (D) 20,800 20.4%
Unita Blackwell (D) 7,412 7.3%
David M. Halbrook (D) 6,027 5.9%
Steve Richardson (D) 3,036 3%
Brian H. Neely (D) 514 0.5%
James H. Meredith (D) 365 0.4%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 66% Mitt Romney: 33%
2008 Barack Obama: 64% John McCain: 35%

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