State Rep. Matt Simpson Elected to Alabama House GOP Leadership Job
The Alabama House Republican Caucus announced Thursday that State Rep. Matt Simpson, R-Daphne, has been elected as the group’s freshman representative, a position that allows him to participate in discussions about the direction of the caucus and serve as the voice of GOP lawmakers serving their first term in the body. Simpson was nominated by his fellow freshmen and elected by acclamation.
“With a solid super majority in the chamber, the Alabama House Republican Caucus is a powerful and influential group, and I look forward to representing all of my fellow first-year lawmakers in the Caucus leadership,” Simpson said. “As we stand united as Republicans and conservatives, the freshman representative is ensuring that the opinions of all members of our House – veterans and newcomers – are expressed, heard and considered by our leaders”
Elected to the Alabama House in 2018, Simpson sits on the judiciary; Commerce and Small Business; Ethics and Campaign Finance; Constitution, campaigns and elections; Sunset; Mobile County Laws; and Baldwin County Legislation Committees.
He is also Chairman of the Baldwin County Legislative Delegation, Vice Chairman of the Joint Legislative Committee for Aerospace and Defense and a member of the Joint Legislative Committee for Mental Health.
A former prosecutor with approximately a dozen years of experience, he worked as a Baldwin County Child Victims Attorney and was also employed by the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office.
Simpson currently works as an attorney with the Davis & Fields law firm of Mobile, where he specializes in adoptions, mediations, civil litigation, estate law and business law matters.
He serves as the 1st Congressional District Chairman for the ALGOP and was previously a two-term Republican Party Chairman for Baldwin County.
Simpson and his wife, Marina, executive director of United Way of Baldwin County, have two children, John Wallace and Elizabeth. He is an elder at Daphne Coastal Church.