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Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho)


Biography
District: 2nd District
Political Highlights: Blackfoot City Council, 1980-84; Idaho House, 1984-98; U.S. House, 1999-present
Born: Sept. 8, 1950; Burley, Idaho
Residence: Idaho Falls
Religion: Mormon
Family: Wife, Kathy Simpson
Education: Utah State U., attended 1968-72; Washington U. (Mo.), D.M.D. 1977; Utah State U., B.S. 2002
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1998 (8th term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Energy-Water - Chairman; Interior-Environment - Vice Chairman; Transportation-HUD)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2014generalMike Simpson (R) 131,49261.4
Richard Stallings (D) 82,80138.6
2012generalMike Simpson (R) 207,41265.2
Nicole LeFavour (D) 110,84734.8
2010generalMike Simpson (R) 137,46868.8
Mike Crawford (D) 48,74924.4
Brian Schad (I) 13,5006.8
2008generalMike Simpson (R) 205,77771.0
Deborah Holmes (D) 83,87829.0
2006generalMike Simpson (R) 132,26262.0
Jim Hansen (D) 73,44134.4
Cameron Forth (I) 5,1132.4
Travis Hedrick (CNSTP) 2,5161.2
2004generalMike Simpson (R) 193,70470.7
Lin Whitworth (D) 80,13329.3
2002generalMike Simpson (R) 135,60568.2
Edward Kinghorn (D) 57,76929.1
John Lewis (LIBERT) 5,5082.8
2000generalMike Simpson (R) 158,91270.7
Craig Williams (D) 58,26525.9
Donovan Bramwell (LIBERT) 7,5423.4
1998generalMike Simpson (R) 91,33752.5
Richard Stallings (D) 77,73644.7
Jonathan Ratner (NL) 4,8542.8
Roll Call Vitals

116th

on the House Seniority List

Fellow Idaho Rep. Raúl R. Labrador (R) is 312th.

44th

Idaho is 44th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

3,395

Twitter Followers (@CongMikeSimpson)

Rep. Mike Simpson has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.