The Sportsmen’s & Animal Owners’ Voting Alliance, a nationwide
nonpartisan organization of animal owners and sportsmen, named
Representative David Simpson “Legislative Leader 2011." Simpson, a
Republican representing District 7 comprised of Gregg County and
northern Smith County, serves as a member of Border &
Intergovernmental Affairs and Urban Affairs Committees.
Susan Wolf, President of SAOVA, indicated that Simpson displayed
outstanding leadership working with colleagues, animal owners, and
sportsmen in a legislative session burdened with emotion. Simpson’s
commitment to continue working with animal owners and sportsmen to
preserve and protect our property rights clearly distinguished him
among other nominees for this award.
Martin Kralik Legislative Liaison for the American Fox Terrier Club
presented the award on SAOVA’s behalf. Representative Simpson thanked
SAOVA for recognizing him as Legislative Leader. “We need to return
sanity to government at many levels. Responsible animal owners and
sportsmen can work together to ensure sustainable and humane treatment
of animals without the unnecessary regulations and expensive new
government bureaucracies. I appreciate SAOVA’s recognition of my
efforts to keep government limited and accountable to the people.”
SAOVA is a nonpartisan volunteer group working to protect U.S.
citizens from the legislative and political threats of radical animal
rightists. SAOVA's members hunt, fish and own livestock, dogs, cats
and other pets. Visit our website at http://saova.org to review this
program's goals and methodology.