John Thompson sued by Campaign Finance Board

The former DFL state representative from St. Paul’s District 67A owes more than $4,000 in fines and penalties to the state campaign finance regulator (CFB). The agency sued Thompson in mid September to collect.

Thompson is the man on the right in the picture below:

In keeping with his modus operandi, Thompson appears to have skipped a November 9 court hearing on the matter. At least three pieces of official court mail sent to Thompson’s last known address in St. Paul have been returned.

The amount owed to the CFP by Thompson and his campaign committee currently stands at $4,250. They stem from numerous instances where Thompson accepted donations above the legal limit from individual contributors and for late (or no) required filings from his campaign.

To date, he still has not submitted the required filing for year-end 2022.

The CFB amount is in addition to the $3,000 in unpaid fines related to his many vehicle and criminal misadventures over the years in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.

His most recent ticket was for illegally parking his Infiniti SUV in Minneapolis in July. Naturally, that $75 ticket remains unpaid. That same month, police in Robbinsdale issued his Infiniti a $138 ticket (also unpaid) for not having a current registration. A $256 speeding ticket Thompson received in Little Canada on December 31, 2022, remains unpaid.

Thompson was first elected to the state House of Representatives in 2020 as a Democrat representing a St. Paul district. While serving his single term in office, he managed to get himself expelled from the House’s Democratic caucus. He ran for re-election in 2022 as a Democrat, finishing a distant second in the August 2022 party primary. He got only 270 votes.

In his 2020 campaign effort, Thompson raised and spent more than $40,000, through his official campaign account, John Thompson for 67A, first registered January 6, 2020. Curiously, in December 2019, Thompson incorporated an LLC, John Thompson for 67A, for unknown purposes.

We’ll let you know if they ever find him.