Tag: Mike Thompson

Thompson Announces 2019 App Challenge: App design contest open to middle and high school students

| September 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that he is now accepting applications for his 2019 Congressional App Challenge open to all middle and high school-aged students from California’s Fifth Congressional District. “Participating in designing the technology of the 21st Century is a vital part of ensuring our young people can meet the challenges […]

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Martinez artists judge entries in Thompson’s student competition

Martinez artists judge entries in Thompson’s student competition

MARTINEZ, Calif. – When Maira Ayala, district representative for U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson, needed judges for the Fifth Congressional District’s art competition, she called on two Martinez Arts Association members. Both Julie Christopher and Vernon Sanders said yes. Vernon, who owns Aldergrove Studios, has a degree in painting from the California College of Arts and […]

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Alhambra student named finalist in art competition

Alhambra student named finalist in art competition

| April 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that local judges have selected Allison Patrick from Alhambra High School as the Contra Costa finalist in the 2019 Fifth Congressional District Art Competition for her piece, Dye Trying. “Congratulations Allison Patrick, Contra Costa County’s 2019 Fifth Congressional District Art Competition finalist!” said Thompson. “Every year I have the […]

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Martinez High School students invited to enter Congressional Art Competition

Martinez High School students invited to enter Congressional Art Competition

| March 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Martinez high school students are being invited to enter the 2019 Congressional Art Competition by the city’s two members of the House of Representatives, District 05’s U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson and District 11 U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier. The two are hosts in their respective districts for the art competition. Their districts include different portions of […]

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Thompson announces Contra Costa public safety Heroes

Thompson announces Contra Costa public safety Heroes

| February 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Martinez police Cpl. Ryan Baille was among those named Sunday as U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson’s public safety heroes of the year. The Democrat congressman from Napa each year honors one local law enforcement officer and one local first responder from each county in his district who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. […]

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U.S. Representatives address gun violence in town hall at AHS

U.S. Representatives address gun violence in town hall at AHS

| February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The U.S. House of Representatives likely would approve House Bill 8, which would strengthen background checks for gun sales, said its sponsor, Mike Thompson, who represents part of Martinez in the House. It has more cosigners than the minimum number of votes to pass, he said. Thompson (D-Napa) and U.S. Rep. Mark […]

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Thompson co-sponsors Green New Deal

Thompson co-sponsors Green New Deal

| February 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that he is an original cosponsor of the Green New Deal, legislation that outlines broad recommendations on how to aggressively address the threat of climate change over the next decade. A statement from Thompson on his support is below. “Climate change is the most existential threat we face today. I […]

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Thompson announces Gun Violence Prevention Task Force leaders

| February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Gun Violence Prevention Task Force for the 116th Congress will have two new vice chairpersons and four new whips, Task Force Chairperson and U.S. Representative Mike Thompson has announced. Thompson, the Napa Democrat who represents a portion of Martinez, has led the task force since its establishment shortly after the tragic active shooter massacre […]

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Thompson invites doctor to State Of Union address

| February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

A doctor who barely survived being shot as a teenager will be the guest of U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (D-California 05) at the State of the Union Address. Thompson, whose district includes a portion of Martinez, is the chairperson of the House’s Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. His guest is Dr. Joseph V. Sakran, assistant […]

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U.S. Reps to lead gun violence town hall Feb. 9

| February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – U.S. Representatives Mark DeSaulnier (D-Calif. 11) and Mike Thompson (D-Calif. 5) will lead a gun violence dialogue town hall Feb. 9 at Alhambra High School. Both DeSaulnier and Thompson have districts that include portions of Martinez. The announcement released by DeSaulnier said acts of gun violence have continued to impact communities across […]

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