Thursday, the Alabama House Republican Caucus announced the election of State Rep. Matt Simpson (R-Daphne) as the group’s freshman representative.
In the leadership position, Simpson will serve as the representative of the lower chamber’s freshman Republican lawmakers.
According to the caucus, Simpson was nominated by his fellow freshman colleagues and elected by acclamation.
Simpson was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives in 2018. He currently 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.
Additionally, the legislator serves as chairman of the Baldwin County legislative delegation and vice chair of the Joint Legislative Committee for Aerospace and Defense. He is also a member of the Joint Legislative Committee for Mental Health.
Simpson in a statement expressed excitement over serving in the supermajority’s House leadership post.
“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,” proclaimed Simpson. “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”
Prior to his election to the legislature, Simpson served as a prosecutor for around a dozen years. He was the child victims prosecutor for Baldwin County and also worked in the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office.
Presently, Simpson is employed as an attorney at Mobile-based Davis & Fields, P.C. There, he specializes in adoptions, mediations, civil litigation, probate law and business law cases.
Simpson serves as chairman of the Alabama Republican Party’s first congressional district executive committee and was previously a two-term chairman of the Baldwin County GOP.
Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL