Mike Simpson

Representative from Idaho's 2nd Congressional District

Mike Simpson

Mike Simpson

Representative from Idaho's 2nd Congressional District

Biography

Michael (Mike) K. Simpson is serving his seventh term in the House of Representatives for Idaho’s Second Congressional District.

Mike serves on the House Appropriations Committee. He is the Chairman for the Subcommittee on Interior and Environment. He also serves on the Energy and Water Development Subcommittee and the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Subcommittee. These committees have jurisdiction over funding for a number of programs critical to Idaho, including the Department of Energy, the Department of the Interior, the Forest Service, our National Parks, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Smithsonian Institute.

Simpson is one of the House’s leading advocates for a new energy policy and a renewed commitment to research and development of improved nuclear energy technologies. Mike has also gained national attention for his bill to split the massive, overburdened 9th Circuit Court of Appeals as well as his bill, the Central Idaho Economic Development and Recreation Act which addresses the concerns of economic growth and stability for rural Idaho and resolves long time wilderness debate over the Boulder-White Clouds.

His political career began in 1980, when he was elected to the Blackfoot City Council. In 1984, he was elected to the Idaho Legislature where he served until 1998, the last six years serving as Speaker. Simpson was born in Burley, Idaho and raised in Blackfoot. He graduated from Utah State University and earned his DDS from Washington University School of Dental Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. After graduation, he joined his father and uncle at the Simpson Family Dental Practice in Blackfoot.

Mike is an avid golfer and enjoys painting. He has been married to his wife Kathy for over 40 years and they live in Idaho Falls.

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Primary Location

Idaho Falls, ID, United States

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Birthday

09/08/1950 - Burley, ID, United States

Age

70

Interests

Golf, Painting

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Mike Simpson
Representative from Idaho's 2nd Congressional District
Education
BS
Class of 1972
Attendee
Class of 1968
Career History
Representative from District 31B
1984 - 1998
Council Member
1980 - Prior
Political Donations Received
$500
2021
$250
2021
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