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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%
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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