|Former candidate for|
|Texas House of Representatives, District 16|
|Bachelor's||Texas Lutheran University, 1990|
|J.D.||University of Houston Law Center, 1993|
Simonsen earned his B.A. in Political Science from Texas Lutheran University in 1990 and his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 1993. His professional experience includes running a law office.
Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Michael Hayles, Sr. was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Will Metcalf and Ted Seago defeated Duane Ham, Gary Louie, Jason Millsaps and Steve Simonsen in the Republican primary. Metcalf defeated Seago in the May 27 Republican primary. Metcalf defeated Hayles and Bob Townsend (L) in the general election. Millsaps suspended his campaign before the Republican primary and endorsed Seago; he remained on the ballot.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 16 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Michael Hayles, Sr.||13.7%||4,748|
Simonsen and his wife, Jill, have four children.
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- Texas Secretary of State, "1992 - Current ELECTION HISTORY," accessed December 2, 2014
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- The Libertarian Party of Texas, "2014 Texas Representative Candidate List," accessed July 30, 2014
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- Ted Seago Campaign, "Jason Millsaps Withdraws and Endorses Ted Seago!" February 5, 2014. accessed February 19, 2014
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