Matthew Simpson

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Matthew Simpson
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Candidate for
Virginia House District 54
High schoolChancellor High School
Bachelor'sMary Washington University
Campaign website
Matthew Simpson was a 2011 Independent candidate for District 54 of the Virginia House of Delegates.

Simpson's professional experience includes working as an international flight attendant at Continental Airlines. He earned his B.A. in religious studies from Mary Washington University.



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

Simpson ran in the 2011 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 54. He was defeated by incumbent Bobby Orrock in the November 8 general election.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

Virginia House of Delegates, District 54 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBobby Orrock Incumbent 74.5% 11,338
     Independent Matthew Simpson 25.5% 3,874
Total Votes 15,212


Campaign themes


Simpson's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Individual Rights

Excerpt: "Fundamentally, I believe that each individual has a right to their own life, and to their own property. I believe that no one has the right to enforce their own morality onto another individual, nor do I believe one person has the right to seize the property of another without consent. It is from this principle that all my values are derived."

  • Government

Excerpt: "I believe the purpose of government is to defend individual rights. Because of this I believe in a government with strict limitations as outlined in the United States Constitution. I believe that when government legislates our money and values away it is a egregious overstep of its power. Proper government should be focused on defending the rights of individuals, to preserve the individual’s freedom. I believe government should keep its hands out of the economy and dictating morality."

  • Economics

Excerpt: "I am a Free-Market Capitalist, meaning I believe in a social-economic system of absolute political equality, where no group of special interests gets government favors. I believe that private citizens should have the freedom and responsibility to make their own financial decisions. Likewise, I believe that small businesses and corporations should be free of regulation and favors (such as bailouts)."

  • Taxation

Excerpt: "I believe we are over taxed, and to what end? To pay for an overextended bureaucracy that cannot even provide the services that it promises. I believe that the only way to aid in our prosperity is to reduce the size of government and reduce taxes. I will support all legislation that takes money out of the public coffers and puts it into the pockets of the hard-working citizens who honestly earned it."

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