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Rep. Thompson, Laura

District 120

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Capitol Address:

Room 3S.2

P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768

(512) 463-0708

(512) 463-7071 Fax

District Address:

403 South W. W. White Road, Suite 210
San Antonio, Texas 78219

Counties Represented:

Bexar (part)

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Biography

Born and raised in San Antonio, Representative Laura R. Thompson is the daughter of an honorably retired Army Sergeant and public school educator. She grew up in the historic Denver Heights neighborhood, located in the heart of the district she currently serves. District 120 spans the east and northeast sides of San Antonio, as well as other Bexar County communities, including Alamo Heights, Windcrest, Kirby, Converse, San Antonio and Fort Sam Houston.

Representative Thompson is the first Independent candidate elected to serve in over 50 years. As a member of the 84th Legislature, she is the 122nd woman to hold office in the Texas House of Representatives. She is a mother, 20-year entrepreneur, freelance writer, publisher, public relations executive, founder of several nonprofit organizations, and an advocate for children’s literacy.

Representative Thompson is serving on the Transportation and Appropriation Committees. She is committed to continue her support of literacy and education programs, entrepreneurship, technology, and small business.

Representative Thompson is passionate about her Fort Sam Houston community as well and is a strong advocate to support the leadership and the brave military men and women of Joint Base San Antonio. As her symbol of support for the US Armed Forces, Representative Thompson swore in at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery at the internment site (Section X, Headstone 466) of her father, US Army and Korean War Veteran, Sergeant Clarence E. Thompson. Her ceremony was officiated by Texas Justice Jason Pulliam, Fourth Court of Appeals.

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Texas State Representative Laura Thompson comes into agreement with University of Texas San Antonio President Dr. Ricardo Romo 11-04-2016 - Texas State Representative Laura Thompson comes into agreement with University of Texas San Antonio President Dr. Ricardo Romo to continue to the McClendon Legislative Scholars Program, to benefit UTSA students that have political aspirations. The Scholars program has received funding for 3 students for the 2016-2017 school year. The other major agreement Representative Thompson recommended to keep the name of the program the same, to honor the distinguished career of Texas State Representative Ruth Jones McClendon. Dr. LaTronda Darnell was selected by Representative Thompson to lead the program for District 120 as an alumni and leader within the community.
Representative Laura Thompson, District 120, helped cut the ribbon for the  Eastside Education and Training Center. 11/01/2016 - Texas State Representative Laura Thompson, District 120, helped cut the ribbon for the Eastside Education and Training Center. Through the education center, the development and training of a 21st-Century workforce will be met as it helps to reduce unemployment. The unemployment rate on the Eastside is 12%, 7% higher than the citywide average. PHOTO BY BORN LOGIC ALLAH
Representative Laura Thompson organized a tour of the state's GJ Sutton Building 11/02/2016 - Texas State Representative Laura Thompson organized a tour of the state's GJ Sutton Building, with some Texas Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs), to consider redesign options available to District 120. GJ Sutton served as Texas State Representative and leadership was key in locating a prominent Texas office on the underserved East Side of San Antonio. The group of architects, engineers, and news media are viewing the architectural designs of the GJ Sutton Building from 1989 by the late Norcell Haywood. PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER HERRING.
Representative Laura Thompson met with Huston-Tillotson University. Dr. Colette Pierce Burnett 10-22-2016 - Texas Representative Laura Thompson met with Huston-Tillotson University. Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette to raise scholarship funds for area youth. Huston-Tillotson University is the oldest college in Austin and a respected Historically Black College and University (HBCU). The fundraising event was held at Second Baptist Church, San Antonio, Texas. PHOTO BY ASHTON THOMPSON.
Representative Laura Thompson participated in the historic ribbon cutting ceremony for the new East Meadows. 10/15/2016 - Texas State Representative Laura Thompson participated in the historic ribbon cutting ceremony for the new East Meadows. East Meadows is located on what was once the site of Wheatley Courts, one of the oldest public housing developments in San Antonio. East Meadows will provide new, mixed-income homes as part of the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, a federal grant program meant to bring an array of improvements to the area and spark revitalization. PHOTO BY SCOTT BALL/RIVARD REPORT
Representative Laura Thompson was introduced at the Texas Legislative Black Caucus 10/10/2016 - Texas State Representative Laura Thompson was introduced at the Texas Legislative Black Caucus (TLBC) press conference to discuss the launch of the Texas African American History Memorial. It is nearing completion with the unveiling date scheduled for Nov. 19, 2016 at 10 a.m. Texas Representative Helen Giddings has done an awesome job to include Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner who led the effort prior to his election. PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER HERRING
Representative Laura Thompson spoke before members of the San Antonio Manufacturers Association 10-08-2016 - Texas Representative Laura Thompson spoke before members of the San Antonio Manufacturers Association (SAMA) event hosted by the Aspen Beverage Group. The SAMA organization brings together businesses, schools, and nonprofits to advance technology and manufacturing. She met with robotic students (pictured) to encourage them to be the very best students and to be future entrepreneurs. PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER HERRING
Representative Laura Thompson participated on a panel discussion with members of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus 9/23/2016 - Austin, Texas: Texas Representative Laura Thompson participated on a panel discussion with members of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus at the 16th Annual Texas Association of African American Chambers of Commerce Conference. She spoke to the importance of supporting the Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program. Representative Thompson advised we need legislative changes if the HUB goals are not being met to ensure all minority business has the opportunity to participate. PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER HERRING.
Dr. Luz M. Martinez discusses new innovative approaches and programming to help students at Highland High School 9-20-2016 - Dr. Luz M. Martinez discusses new innovative approaches and programming to help students at Highland High School achieve greater success. On the right State Representative Laura Thompson who is an alumni of the school.
Presented a welcome to the JBSA Team coaster set 9/19/2016 - Presented a welcome to the JBSA Team coaster set, from the new Joint Base San Antonio Commander Brigadier General Heather Pringle, USAF, PHOTO BY BORN LOGIC ALLAH
Development activity in East San Antonio is getting another boost thanks to a local development partnership 9/13/2016 - Development activity in East San Antonio is getting another boost thanks to a local development partnership that is set to deliver a 271-unit multifamily complex the Crockett Lofts at Sunset Station by the NRP Group and Zachry Realty LLC. broke ground on earlier today. Pictured standing left to right: City of San Antonio Councilman Alan Warrick, Representative from NRP Group, State Representative Laura Thompson, and City of San Antonio Assistant City Manager, Lori Houston. PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER C. HERRING
Representative Thompson is congratulated in the District Office by Engineering Technologies Academy 9/1/2016 - Representative Thompson is congratulated in the District Office by Engineering Technologies Academy at Roosevelt High School (North East ISD) freshman, Maya Herring. Representative Thompson's mother, Irene, and son, Ashton, are in the background. PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER C. HERRING
Representative Laura R. Thompson was sworn into office by Justice Jason Pulliam, Fourth Court of Appeals at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery 8/25/2016 - Representative Laura R. Thompson was sworn into office by Justice Jason Pulliam, Fourth Court of Appeals at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in front of Laura's father, Sergeant Clarence E. Thompson place of internment. Sergeant Thompson served in the US Army during the Korean War. PHOTO BY KEELY HOLLAND PETTY

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