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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 37

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Larry Thompson

6,796 votes (4.3%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Homelessness
  • Comprehensive Immigration Reform
  • Pro-Israel



Owner/CEO, Larry A. Thompson Organization, Inc. (1978–current)
Owner/CEO, Larry Thompson Entertainment, Inc. (1990–current)
Committee Member, Co-Chairman of the Republican National Entertainment Committee appointed by California Governor George Deukmejian — Appointed position (1985–1987)
Partner, Bernstein Thompson Entertainment Complex (1980–1983)
Lawyer, Thompson Shankman Bond & Moss (1972–1978)
Lawyer, Capitol Records (1969–1972)


University of Mississippi and University of Mississippi Law School Bachelor of Business Administration and Jurist Doctorate Law Degree, Business and Law (1968)

Community Activities

Advisory Member, Delta Blues Museum (2010–current)
Chairman of the Advisory Committee, Paulist Productions (2016–current)
Charter Member, United States Capitol Historical Society (2016–current)
Founding Member, Enthusiast, Museum of the Bible, Washington, D.C. (2017–current)
Advisory Member, Good News Communications (2013–2017)


Roman Catholic



Entertainment Lawyer

Talent Manager

Film Producer

Author/Motivational Speaker



Larry A. Thompson, acclaimed Hollywood film producer, talent manager, lawyer, book packager, author, Broadway Producer, and motivational speaker, is founder and President of the Larry A. Thompson Organization, a next-generation, Los Angeles based Talent Management, Motion Picture, Television, and New Media Production Studio.

Thompson has managed the careers of over 200 Stars and produced 20 Movies for Television, 5 Motion Pictures, 2 Television Series, 12 Television Specials, and various Series Pilots.  He is also the author of the Best-Selling self help book "Shine: A Powerful 4-Step Plan For Becoming A Star In Anything You Do".

Thompson has received the Industry’s prestigious Vision Award and his productions have won 2 Accolade Awards, 2 Imagen Awards, The Epiphany Prize, The Wilbur Award, The Christopher Award, and have received Nominations for 10 Emmys, 6 Imagen Awards, 2 Prism Awards, the Humanitas Prize, and a Golden Globe.

He serves on the Advisory Boards of The Delta Blues Museum, Paulist Productions, and Good News Communications. He is a Founding Member Enthusiast of the Museum of The Bible in Washington, D.C. and a Charter Member of the United States Capitol Historical Society. He is perennially listed in Who’s Who In America and Who’s Who In The World, and on August 1, 2018, Thompson was awarded the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who. 

The National Conference of Personal Managers inducted Thompson into the Personal Managers Hall of Fame on May 12, 2016. Thompson was also honored on September  19, 2013, by the Talent Managers Association with the prestigious Seymour Heller Award for Lifetime Achievement in Talent Management.  These two entertainment industry awards are the highest honors a personal manager can receive for representing talent.

Thompson was Knighted in Rome, Italy on May 20, 2017. Grand Prior, Prince Lorenzo de' Medici, sponsored Thompson, an American of Italian Heritage, into the prestigious Order of Saint Martin of Mount of the Beatitudes as a Patron of the Arts and Protector of the Most Needy. See the Investiture Video.

Thompson was born, raised, and educated in Mississippi.  After finishing law school at the University of Mississippi in 1968, he drove three days to the corner of Hollywood and Vine to start his dream career in show business. Also from 1968 to 1974, Thompson served in the United States Army Reserve's Judge Advocate General's Corps mostly in Torrance, California.

Thompson lives in the 37th District with his wife, Kelly, and their daughter, Taylor (17), and son, Trevor (15).


Who supports this candidate?

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Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $180,357

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Larry Thompson
Employees of Equipro Holdings, Llc
Employees of Repay
Employees of Cleopatra Records
Employees of Core Media Group
Employees of Gallagher
Employees of Hub Internaional Insurance
Employees of Lambert Media Group
Employees of Probity International Corporation

More information about contributions

By State:

California 80.62%
Georgia 7.91%
Mississippi 3.36%
Florida 2.71%
Other 5.40%

By Size:

Large contributions (98.14%)
Small contributions (1.86%)

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy


1.  Stop the Democrats in Washington from taking us for granted.

2.  Stop the Republicans in Washington from writing us off.

3.  Stop our citizens and businesses from leaving our district by making California more affordable.

4.  Embrace and help each other, especially the homeless.

5.  Be Proud Californians and Patriotic Americans, who respect the laws and Law Enforcement.

6.  Address every issue, and be giving, reasonable, and lead by example.

7.  Be more constructive and less obstructive.

8.  Improve wages, health care, schools, bridges, public transportation, and the potholes in our streets.

9.  The solution to Climate Change starts with improving the Political Climate here in the 37th District.

10.  Protect our Hollywood Legacy and incentivize our Music and Film Production in California.

11.  Lower our taxes.

12.  Address head-on Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

13.  Represent equally and passionately each woman, man, and child of every race, creed, color, and sexual preference.

14.  and Pray to find Common Ground with each other to secure our Future.


Candidate Statement

I am pro-America, pro-Israel, and committed to serving the beautiful, cultural diversity of our 37th District.

Tired and embarrassed of voting your party line and nothing changing for the better for you and your family?  Has your party taken your vote for granted, promised you the world, and consistently, over generations, not delivered?  It's time to re-examine this new world and vote for a future with positive change.  I am that change.  I am Larry Thompson. I am not affiliated with any traditional party.  I am an independent soul with a no-party preference (NPP).  My preference is YOU

Originally from Clarksdale, Mississippi, I have lived here most of my life.  I am a Roman Catholic, Moderate, Independent, Energetic, Entertainment Lawyer, Talent Manager, Film Producer, Author, Motivational Speaker, Husband, and Father.

I am not a politician.  I have been a creative businessman in the entertainment industry.  I am used to getting things done. The polarized political positions in our nation have become dangerous in many ways.  As an Independent, with a new voice for "ALL of the people of EVERY color," I want everyone, especially our Government representatives, to finally use Common Sense with Common Civility to find Common Ground to solve our Common Issues.

I want, with your support, to use my many experiences and new vision to secure RESPECT and PROSPERITY for ALL. I want to help YOU.  

So, "What's Going On?" Let's Start a New Finally Get Something Done. 

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— February 6, 2020 Larry Thompson For Congress

I am an INDEPENDENT VOICE that will bring REAL CHANGE to Washington. I am excited and humbled by the opportunity to run for US Congress in California's 37th district and would be honored to have your vote on March 3rd.

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