Mike Simpson represents the families, small businesses, farms and ranches of Idaho’s Second Congressional District.
Helping to lead the fight in Congress to stop the liberal Obama agenda, Mike voted over 40 times to repeal Obamacare and cosponsored legislation to repeal a special exemption for Congress from Obamacare.
Mike believes the government spends too much, taxes too much, and wastes too much. That’s why he has co-sponsored and voted to pass the Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to stop Washington’s out-of-control spending. Mike also voted against Obama’s plan to bailout mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, saving taxpayers up to $200 billion.
A powerful advocate for Idaho’s conservative values and priorities, Mike serves on the influential House Appropriations Committee where he has authored billions of dollars in cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget. Also, he led the successful fight to delist the gray wolf from the endangered species list and return it to state management.
Mike Simpson’s proven conservative record has earned national recognition: an A+ rating from the NRA, a 100 percent lifetime rating from National Right to Life and annual recognition from the American Conservative Union. Additionally, throughout his career Mike has been a strong advocate of small business owners receiving a 100 percent rating from the National Federation of Independent Business and a 92 percent rating from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
His public service 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.
Mike 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.
He has been married to his wife Kathy for 43 years and they live in Idaho Falls.