Senfronia Thompson – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected State Representative District 141, Texas

Texas Democratic Party
8611 Peachtree St.Houston, TX 77016
(713) 631-7217
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Texas native Senfronia Thompson was born in Booth, Texas and raised in Houston.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)


Public School Teacher.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Advisory Board, United Negro College Fund.

She is a member of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus, the Texas Legislative Council, the Democratic National Committee, Women in Government, the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative/Women (NOBEL/Women) and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Representative, Texas State House of Representatives, 1972-present.

Dean of women legislators, Rep. Thompson has served longer in the Legislature than any other woman or African-American in Texas history.

Rep. Thompson currently chairs the House Local and Consent Calendars Committee and the Women's' Health Caucus. She is co-chair of the Joint Interim Committee to Study Human Trafficking. She is a member of the House Licensing & Administrative Procedures Committee, the House Judiciary & Civil Practices Committee and the Select Committee on State Sovereignty.

Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)

In 2011, Rep. Thompson received the Patient Care Champion Care Award from the Harris County Medical Society, the Legislator of the Year Award from the Texas Family Law Foundation, a Friend of County Government Award from the Texas Association of Counties and was named one of the most outstanding legislators by Capitol Inside's first All-Decade Team for 2000s and one of the Top 10 Best Legislators by Capitol Inside and Texas Tribune, two popular online political subscriptions.

Among many other honors, Rep. Thompson is the only recipient of the Rosa Parks Award from the Texas Legislative Black Caucus and also received the Matt Garcia Award from the Mexican-American Legislative Caucus. She was selected as an Eleanor Roosevelt Fellow by the Center

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

LLM, University of Houston

JD, Texas Southern University

MEd, Prairie View A&M

BS, Biology, Texas Southern University.

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