|Washington State House of Representatives District 47|
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| Term in office ended|
Simpson served in the United States Navy as Petty Officer Second Class from 1981 to 1985. He has also worked as a fire fighter for the Kent Fire Department and as a small business owner.
Simpson attended Highline Community College, Edmonds Community College, and Bellevue Community College.
Legislative activity and spending profile
Simpson has proposed 67 new bills in the 2008 legislative session, more than any other state assemblyman. One bill that Simpson has proposed, HB 2420, proposes a new carbon tax (to fund the "Climate Action Fund Authority") in Washington that the state's fiscal impact office has determined would cost just shy of $27 billion over a ten year period.
In the Evergreen Freedom Foundation's aggregation of spending proposed in 2008 legislative bills, Simpson came in second to Maralyn Chase for most spending proposed. Legislation Simpson is sponsoring would add $35.3 billion in new spending over 10 years.
In 2002, the Washington Public Disclosure Commission fined Simpson $2,500.00 for violating the state law that forbids the use of public facilities and property for campaign activity.
In 2007, it was disclosed on the Washington blog "Sound Politics" that Simpson had contributed anonymous comments claiming that Referendum 55 did not use paid petition circulators. Some of the comments later determined to have been contributed by Simpson were "your ignorance is stunning" and "I love it when you demonstrate your stupidity."Simpson's authorship of these comments became known through a public records request.
- Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee, Washington State House
- Local Government and Housing Committee, Washington State House
- Transportation Committee, Washington State House
Geoff Simpson ran for re-election to the Washington House of Representatives District 47a. He defeated Nancy Wyatt in the August 17, 2010 primary. In the November 2, 2010 general election he was defeated by Republican Mark Hargrove.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 47a Primary (2010)|
|Mark Hargrove (R)||9,908||39.57%|
|Geoff Simpson (D)||9,716||38.80%|
|Nancy Wyatt (R)||5,418||21.64%|
On November 4, 2008, Democrat Geoff Simpson won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 47 receiving 52.62% of the vote (27,439 votes), defeating Republican Mark Hargrove who received 47.38% of the vote (24,707 votes).
|Washington House of Representatives, District 47(2008)|
|Geoff Simpson (D)||27,439||52.62%|
|Mark Hargrove (R)||24,707||47.38%|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Geoff Simpson's 2008 campaign.
|House Democratic Campaign Committee of Washington||$51,440|
|Washington State Democratic Party||$38,693|
|47th District Democrats||$5,300|
|Washington State Council of Police & Sheriffs||$2,400|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||$2,400|
Simpson and his wife, Kathy, have three children.
Rep. Geoff Simpson
426 John L. O'Brien Building
PO Box 40600
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
- Geoff Simpson's campaign website
- Geoff Simpson's state legislative website
- Vote Simpson, Simpson's campaign website
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Simpson
- So many measures, so little time
- Establishing a carbon tax
- A Message from King County GOP (dead link)
- Hey, Big Spender!
- PDC Commission finding on complaint against Simpson January 9, 2002
- Who's the Idiot? Sound Politics, February 22, 2007
- Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- Washington State Election Results
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