Rep. Simpson reviews recent session to Republican Club of Gregg County

Rep. Simpson reviews recent session to Republican Club of Gregg County
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Friday, August 16, 2013 - 8:06am

The state lawmaker for Gregg and Upshur counties told fellow Republicans in Longview Thursday he saw a slightly more conservative legislature in his recently concluded sophomore session in Austin.

Texas Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, credited much of that conservatism to 30 or so first-time lawmakers who worked with him during the 140-day regular session and three special sessions.

“In many ways, my sophomore session in the Legislature was easier than the first,” Simpson told a small audience at Johnny Cace’s Seafood and Steakhouse. “And I’m not sure exactly why that was. I wasn’t the target, maybe because there were more targets available. People knew where I stood and knew they could work with me — maybe not on this bill but on that one.” 

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