UNANIMOUS: ALL UPSHUR COUNTY PRECINCT CHAIRS
ENDORSE REPRESENTATIVE DAVID SIMPSON
LONGVIEW – Today State Representative David Simpson (R-Longview) announced that all sitting Republican Precinct Chairmen in Upshur County have unanimously endorsed his campaign for re-election to Texas’ House District 7.
Precinct 7 Chairman and local businessman Blanton Dawson said, “I support Rep. David Simpson because he's a strong conservative who looks out for the interests of ‘we the people.’ His opponent is a backslapping good ole' boy. Bottom line: David Simpson is a good man.”
“The purpose of government has been far overreached and that growth endangers our Texas way of life. A private sector, free from entanglements of excessive government regulation and excessive taxes is the very best source of jobs. Our State Representative David Simpson understands this and has shown that he will fight for our beliefs, so we strongly endorse him for re-election,” said Joy Connery, Precinct 4 Chair, with her husband Dr. Donald Connery.
Matt Byrd, Precinct 14 Chair in Gladewater, said: “Real voters have had enough of the same tired politicians running things. David Simpson proved this last session that he will champion our East Texas conservative values. I know he will do a good job representing Upshur County and I'm proud to endorse David for re-election as State Representative for District 7.”
“I am grateful for the incredible outpouring of support from Upshur County,” said Rep. Simpson. “Working together, I am confident that we can continue to provide a strong voice of true conservative representation for East Texas on issues like Voter ID, the defense of life, and restoring limited government and the Constitution.”
The names of precinct chairs endorsing are: Kenneth Yates, Keith Barber, Lanette Crittenden, Joy Connery, Madaline Barber, Troy "Cotton" Jones, Blanton Dawson, Jackie Oliver, Cynthia Ridgeway, Jed Hefner, Bill Stenger, Kenneth Yates, Matt Byrd, Joe Dodd, Ken Patterson, Teresa Huggins, Glenn Leach.
Upshur County became part of District 7 as a result of redistricting this past session. The new District 7 is comprised of the entireties of Upshur and Gregg Counties.
Rep. Simpson was elected in 2010 after defeating a 14-year incumbent politician in the primary. 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.