David Simpson (Texas)

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David Simpson
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Texas State House, District 7
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday06/27/1961
Place of birthLubbock, TX
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification

David Simpson (b. June 27, 1961) is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 7. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Simpson served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
County Affairs
Land & Resource Management

2011-2012

During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Simpson served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Simpson's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Ensure election integrity with photo ID

  • Excerpt:"Voter registration cards that are issued and controlled by each county’s election officer should eventually include a photograph of the voter and should only be issued upon verification of citizenship and residency. Such rolls should be regularly and systematically purged of voters that have moved outside the precinct or are deceased."

Secure the border

  • Excerpt:"I favor efforts to reform the naturalization process that facilitates the acceptance of law-abiding applicants. I also support measures to increase and facilitate the issuance of visas to law-abiding temporary workers. Illegal aliens, however, including temporary workers who out-stay their visas, should be fined and deported."

Enforce the 10th Amendment

  • Excerpt:"I will defend State sovereignty and oppose all unfunded mandates and unconstitutional encroachments of the federal government (such as Obamacare, Cap-and-Tax, Gun Control, etc.) upon Texans and the State of Texas."

Protect human life

  • Excerpt:"I am opposed to abortion, harvesting of embryonic stem cells and euthanasia. And I will be a staunch defender of traditional East Texas family values."

Protect individual liberty

  • Excerpt:"I am opposed to coercive religious service or support. I believe moral rectitude is the most determinative factor on whether a nation, a state, or a community prospers. However, this cannot be forced upon individuals. It comes from within — from a transformed heart and faith."

Elections

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Simpson ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 7. Simpson defeated Tommy Merritt in the May 29 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Texas House of Representatives District 7 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Simpson Incumbent 61.6% 10,258
Tommy Merritt 38.4% 6,384
Total Votes 16,642

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

In the March 2 Republican primary election, Simpson defeated incumbent Tommy Merritt by a margin of 7,891-7,032.[5] Merritt was seeking his eighth term. Simpson defeated Eric Brandt (L) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 7
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png David Simpson (R) 27,069 91.27%
Eric Brandt (L) 2,589 8.72%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Simpson is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Simpson raised a total of $492,035 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 19, 2013.[7]

David Simpson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 7 Won $314,667
2010 Texas State House, District 7 Won $177,368
Grand Total Raised $492,035

2012

Simpson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Simpson raised a total of $314,667.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Simpson's campaign in 2012
Bryan Hughes Campaign$31,672
HillCo Partners$11,000
Simpson, Phil$10,000
Simpson, Phil$10,000
Mitchell, Daniel$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$314,667
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Simpson won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Simpson raised a total of $177,368.

Scorecards

Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy."[8] Legislators were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.

2013

Simpson received a score of 94.8 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

David Simpson received a grade of A+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

  • 2011 Taxpayer Champion. Simpson was named a "2011 Taxpayer Champion," which is "the top award presented by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility to legislators based on their rating on the most recent Fiscal Responsibility Index."[9]

Personal

Simpson and his wife, Susan have seven children.

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Tommy Merritt (R)
Texas House of Representatives District 7
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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