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Austin – Today Representative David Simpson of Longview announced his candidacy for Speaker of the Texas House.

“For some time I have been prompted and encouraged to run for Speaker,” said Simpson. “After much prayer, consideration, and counsel, I made the decision to enter the race and filed the requisite paperwork.”

Simpson commented: “Since I filed, a number of my colleagues have already offered their support and we look forward to sharing our vision of fair and open government with every member of the Legislature.

“I respect Speaker Straus as a fellow legislator; however, we differ on the way that the House should be led. And I am not alone in that opinion.

“The culture of ‘go along to get along’ politics, where members face intimidation and retribution should they disagree with a leadership decision, stifles representative government.

“Moreover, the rules have been considered advisory rather than mandatory and applied disparately. I believe, however, the rules should be enforced without regard to party, personality, or seniority.

“The responsibility for the solution lies with the current members. I invite my fellow legislators to join me in transforming the way the House operates. Now is the time to change the spirit of our Legislature and put the principles of liberty and open government above the politics of intimidation.”

Representative Simpson lives in Longview with his wife of 27 years, Susan, and their children. Simpson, a seventh-generation Texan, runs a family business and previously served as the mayor of Avinger for several years.

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just another LIFER
December 11, 2012
Well all I can say is this...

I HOPE HE DOES HIS JOB! as a leader... I mean so far they have done nothing to stop the illegals, the only thing they have done is costing us another 3.7% cost added to our OBAMA CARE INSURANCE!.. Which I do Not see the FEDERAL SENTORS DOING ANY THING ABOUT!

The polical parties in this country have become A JOKE, LAUGHING STOCK OF THE WORLD..

But the most important thing is THE GENERAL PUBLIC.. THEY JOKE IS ON YOU! AND THEY ARE LAUGHING THEIR A^^ OFF EVERY DAY.. cause they got you all doing what they WANT!