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State Rep. Matt Simpson elected to Alabama House GOP leadership post

Rep. Matt Simpson, R-Daphne, has been elected as the group’s freshmen representative.

State Rep. Matt Simpson (VIA FACEBOOK)

The Alabama House Republican Caucus on Thursday announced that State Rep. Matt Simpson, R-Daphne, has been elected as the group’s freshmen representative, a position that allows him to participate in Caucus leadership discussions and serve as the voice of GOP legislators serving their first term in the body.  Simpson was nominated by his freshmen colleagues and elected by acclamation.

“With a solid supermajority in the chamber, the Alabama House Republican Caucus is a powerful and influential group, and I look forward to representing all of my fellow freshmen lawmakers in the Caucus leadership,” Simpson said.  “While we are united as Republicans and conservatives, the freshmen representative ensures that the views of all our House members – veterans and newcomers alike – are voiced, heard, and considered by our leadership”

Elected to the Alabama House in 2018, Simpson serves on the Judiciary; Commerce and Small Business; Ethics and Campaign Finance; Constitution, Campaigns, and Elections; Sunset; Mobile County Legislation; and Baldwin County Legislation committees.

He is also chairman of the Baldwin County legislative delegation, vice chair of the Joint Legislative Committee for Aerospace and Defense, and a member of the Joint Legislative Committee for Mental Health.

A former prosecutor with roughly a dozen years of experience, he worked as the child victims prosecutor for Baldwin County and was also employed with the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office.

Simpson currently works as an attorney with Mobile’s Davis & Fields law firm, where he specializes in adoptions, mediations, civil litigation, probate law, and business law cases.

He serves as chairman of the 1st Congressional District for the ALGOP was previously a two-term chairman of the Baldwin County Republican Party.

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Simpson and his wife, Marina, the executive director of the United Way of Baldwin County, have two children, John Wallace and Elizabeth. He serves as an elder at Coastal Church in Daphne.

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