Rep. David Simpson withdraws from speaker race

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 2:42pm

District 6 Representative David Simpson officially withdrew his name from the Texas Speaker of the House race Tuesday.

According to Press Secretary Ryan Mauldin, Simpson decided to step aside, giving way for another term under current Speaker of the House Joe Straus.

Speaker Straus, of the 121st District, has been a member of the House since 2005 and speaker since 2009.

Simpson, of Longview, began service as a state official back in 2010 when he unseated incumbent Tommy Merritt.

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