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Simpson's website the following :
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|Virginia House District 54|
|High school||Chancellor High School|
|Bachelor's||Mary Washington University|
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.
|Virginia House of Delegates, District 54 General Election, 2011|
|Republican||Bobby Orrock Incumbent||74.5%||11,338|
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."
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."
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)."
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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