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Sen. Thompson to
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State Sen. Robert Thompson filed paperwork this week to run for a final term in the Arkansas Senate in 2014. He is seeking reelection for district 20, which includes Clay, Greene and Lawrence counties and parts of Randolph and Craighead counties.

"I am proud to represent Northeast Arkansas in the State Senate and I hope to continue fighting for our people and our communities in a third term," Thompson said.

Thompson is currently ranked first in seniority in the Arkansas Senate. He serves as the chairman of the Senate Public Retirement Committee and the Senate Lottery Scholarship Oversight Committee.

Thompson, a Democrat, has been an active leader on economic, financial, budgetary and educational issues facing the state. As vice-chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, he has worked on a number of public safety and law enforcement issues, including issues related to school safety.

"I want my children to grow up in a state and a region with educational and professional opportunities," Thompson added. Thompson and his wife, Tori, have three children, Cross, 13, Henry, nine, and Victoria, four.

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