Representative David Simpson Runs for Speaker of the House
It’s About Time Texas had a True Leader
From the Statesman:
“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,” Simpson said in a statement. “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.”
Here is a link to the Texas Tribune, including Simpson’s open letter about his decision to run.
There are a couple ways you can SUPPORT SIMPSON FOR SPEAKER:
1) Add your name to the list of hundreds of Texas grassroots activists saying, “We’re with Simpson!”
2) Call your Representative and encourage him/her to support David Simpson for Speaker of the Texas House in 2013.
Here’s Rep. Simpson’s incredible speech from the last day of the 2011 Session: