STATE COMPTROLLER SUSAN COMBS
ANNOUNCES ENDORSEMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE DAVID SIMPSON
(Longview) – Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Susan Combs today announced her strong support of State Representative David Simpson (R-Longview) in his bid for re-election.
“Rep. David Simpson earned my high regard because of his dedication to fiscal responsibility and transparency, cutting waste, and finding real fiscal solutions for the state of Texas,” said Combs. “As a former legislator myself and now the state’s chief financial officer, I fully understand what it takes to craft a fiscally responsible budget. We need courageous leaders like David Simpson in the State House to protect taxpayers’ pocketbooks and to help chart a course for future prosperity in Texas.”
Rep. Simpson passed several measures in the House of Representatives to redirect state funds to education and other critical programs and also co-authored bills requiring more efficiency and frugality in state agencies, including the requirement for “zero-based budgeting.”
Susan Combs was elected Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, the state’s chief financial officer, in November 2006 and immediately set an innovative course of action to transform state government and prepare Texas for the future. Combs previously served two terms as a State Representative before being chosen by Texas voters as the state’s first woman Agriculture Commissioner in 1998 and again in 2002.
Simpson responded to the endorsement, “It was a pleasure to work with Comptroller Combs this past session on measures to cut out government waste and make an educated workforce a priority. Ms. Combs and I both believe that freedom, low regulation, and fiscal responsibility are essential to a healthy economy and I look forward to working with her again this next session should voters elect me again their representative.”
Rep. Simpson was elected in 2010 after defeating a 14-year incumbent politician in the primary. He ran on a platform of defending the Constitution, preserving East Texas family values, and restoring government to its proper, limited role. After his freshman session, Simpson received the “Taxpayer Champion” award from Texans for Fiscal Responsibility and the “Freshman of the Year” award from Young Conservatives of Texas; he was also named “Co-MVP of the Freshman Class” by Capitol Inside for his effectiveness as a legislator.