Texas State Representative David Simpson announced his endorsement today of Debra Medina in the race for Texas Comptroller. The Longview legislator cited his long history of working with Medina on issues in Austin saying, “She knows what it is to wrestle with burdensome regulations and taxation as an entrepreneur, and what it takes to raise a family.
She also has led with courage and energy, informing the public and working closely with legislators in making policy as a citizen lobbyist.” Rep. Simpson’s announcement comes a week before the March 4th primary, in which Medina faces three opponents, each of whom has spent time in the legislature. What played the most important role in his decision to endorse Medina, according to Simpson, was his confidence that the Comptroller’s office under Medina would increase fairness and accountability, and help the legislature make better decisions going forward. “Electing Debra Medina as Comptroller of Public Accounts is a game changer for Texas.
Mrs. Medina has the gumption that the office demands — courage to turn a floodlight on our elitist budgetary process, our uneven playing field of taxation, and our looming local liabilities,” Simpson said. “With her principled leadership, I am hopeful that substantial reforms may be enacted and fairness achieved in conducting the business of our great state. Mrs. Medina has my full support.” Rep. Simpson has supported Medina publicly prior to his formal endorsement, speaking on February 15th at a get out the vote rally for Medina in Houston. Representative Simpson, Republican from Longview, serves House District 7, comprised of Gregg and Upshur Counties.