Born: January 24, 1951 in St. Helena, CA
Children: Chris and Jon
Military Service: ARMY (Vietnam)
1983-1984: Assembly Fellow, Assemblywoman Teresa P. Hughes
Previous: Chief of Staff, Assemblymember ???
1993: Resigned from the State Senate on May 20.
2008: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2016: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
- Supreme Court Decision: In May 1999, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a law that Mike Thompson had jockeyed, SB 485 (1992), was unconstitutional. The law, which limited welfare benefits available to new California residents, was found to violate the fourteenth Amendment. Although the bill was introduced by Leroy F. Greene, he was later removed as author and Thompson ran the bill. (Saenz v. Roe, 526 U.S. 489)