Endorsements

Campaign Co-Chairs

Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter and First Lady Lori Otter

“Congressman Simpson is a strong conservative leader with a proven track record of delivering results for the people of Idaho. Mike has led the fight to help protect our Idaho way of life. I look forward to co-chairing Mike’s campaign and working with him to promote conservative policies and principles that will help Idaho thrive.”

U.S. Senator Mike Crapo

“Mike is a tried and true example of a conservative leader who gets results. Mike delivers conservative results in Idaho and in Washington D.C. on important issues such as balancing the budget and lowering taxes on hard working Americans. It’s an honor to co-chair his campaign.”

U.S. Senator Jim Risch

“I am proud to support Congressman Simpson because he has always fought for the issues and conservative values that matter to Idahoans. Mike is a man of character and conviction and exhibits these characteristics with every issue that arises in Washington D.C. I am proud to co-chair his re-election campaign.”

National Endorsements

US Chamber of Commerce

“Congressman Simpson has consistently fought for policies that grow our economy,” said U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President and National Political Director Rob Engstrom. “Mike Simpson is a rock solid conservative with the record to prove it.  He has earned a 92% rating with the U.S. Chamber because he is laser focused on governing and getting things done for Idaho.  We are proud to endorse our friend Mike Simpson.”

National Federation of Independent Business

“Congressman Simpson has a stellar, 100-percent voting record for Main Street so far this Congress,” said Lisa Goeas, vice president for political and grassroots for the National Federation of Independent Business, America’s Voice of Small Business. “He has small business’ unqualified endorsement for re-election. Congressman Simpson has stood up for small business year in and year out, and we are proud to stand up for him now.”

Idaho Agriculture Groups

Idaho Grain Producers Association

“The IGPA couldn’t be happier to endorse Congressman Simpson for re-election,” said IGPA Executive Director Stacey Satterlee. “Mike Simpson has proven to us that Idaho agriculture is a top priority and that he will continue to fight for it. We need a representative like Mike in Congress.”

Idaho Cattle Association

“The ICA is proud to endorse Congressman Mike Simpson and his re-election campaign,” said ICA’s Executive Vice President Wyatt Prescott. “Mike is a strong friend to Idaho’s agriculture community. We need a representative like Mike standing up for Idahoans in Washington D.C., I encourage the people of Idaho to join us in supporting Congressman Simpson.”

Idaho Sugar Beet Growers Association

“The ISGA is pleased to endorse Congressman Simpson in his re-election campaign,” said ISGA’s Executive Director Mark Duffin. “We need a representative in Congress who will take Idaho’s priorities seriously. Mike Simpson has proven time and again that Idaho agriculture is a top priority for his office and the people of Idaho.”

Legislative Steering Committee:

  • Pro Tempore Brent Hill
  • Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis
  • Speaker of the House Scott Bedke
  • Senator Bert Brackett
  • Senator Lee Heider
  • Senator Jim Patrick
  • Senator Kelly Anthon
  • Senator Jim Guthrie
  • Senator Steve Bair
  • Senator Mark Harris
  • Senator Jeff Siddoway
  • Representative Maxine Bell
  • Representative Lance Clow
  • Representative Marc Gibbs
  • Representative Stephen Hartgen
  • Representative Clark Kauffman
  • Representative Steven Miller
  • Representative Kelley Packer
  • Representative Paul Romrell
  • Representative Richard Wills
  • Representative Fred Wood
  • Representative Van Burtenshaw
  • Representative Jeff Thompson
  • Representative Julie VanOrden
  • Representative Wendy Horman

County Chairs:

  • Dave & Jacqui Shurtleff – Ada County
  • Rob McQuade – Ada County
  • Ryan Sargent – Bannock County
  • Sen. Mark Harris – Bear Lake County
  • Dan Cravens – Bingham County
  • Kevin Laird – Blaine County
  • Tim Hopkins – Bonneville County
  • Matthew Langseth – Butte County
  • Rep. Steve Miller – Camas County
  • Trent Clark – Caribou County
  • Doug Pickett – Cassia County
  • Connie Barg – Clark County
  • Marty Orwig – Custer County
  • Rep. Rich Wills – Elmore County
  • Liz Woolf – Franklin County
  • Terry Delong – Freemont County
  • Steve Ballard – Gooding County
  • Coleen Erikson – Jefferson County
  • Sen. Jeff Siddoway – Jefferson County
  • Rep. Maxine Bell – Jerome County
  • Rowdy Davis – Lemhi County
  • Rebecca Wood – Lincoln County
  • Marsha Bjornn – Madison County
  • Former Rep.Bert Stevenson – Minidoka County
  • Elaine Bohn – Oneida County
  • Ann Wheeler – Power County
  • Lea Beckett – Teton County
  • Rep. Clark Kauffman – Twin Falls County