Matt Simpson

Updated: August 07, 2022 at 12:12 PM CST

General Information

Who is Matt Simpson?
Matt Simpson

Matt Simpson has proudly served as the representative for Alabama House District 96 since 2018, representing both Baldwin and Mobile Counties. He serves on the Judiciary Committee, Commerce and Small Business Committee, Ethics and Campaign Finance Committee, the Sunset Committee, the Mobile County Legislation Committee and the Baldwin County Legislation Committee. He also received special appointments to be vice chairman of the Joint Legislative Committee for Aerospace and Defense and to be a member of the Joint Legislative Committee for Mental Health.

Matt has spent his career as an advocate for the people of Baldwin and Mobile Counties. Matt was the former child victims prosecutor for Baldwin County handling all cases where children are the victims of sexual and/or physical abuse and previously worked with the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office, for a combined nearly 12 years of prosecutorial experience. He currently works as an attorney with Davis & Fields, P.C. handling adoptions, mediations, civil litigation, probate law and business law cases.

During his time in office, Matt has been a champion for the people of Baldwin and Mobile Counties, working to help pass legislation that makes an impact for citizens in his district. He worked hard to locate a funding source to begin the creation of a Baldwin County Mental Health Court to help people with mental illnesses be able to seek treatment and counseling in lieu of jail time. True to his prosecutorial roots, Simpson has also been a tireless advocate for victims of crime, passing legislation that strengthened authorities’ abilities to charge child sex crimes and helping shepherd legislation that would enhance penalties against people who committed homebuilder fraud.

Matt was born and raised in Mobile and attended Murphy High School. Matt went on to graduate from the University of Alabama and Cumberland School of Law. Matt was elected to the Student Honor Court by his fellow students at Cumberland. After graduation Matt and his wife, Marina, returned to Southwest Alabama and moved to Daphne.

In 2011, Matt was elected as Chairman of the Baldwin County Republican Party and served two terms. During that time the BCGOP made national headlines for hosting dinners that included speakers Andy Andrews, Dr. Ben Carson and Sarah Palin. Matt has also previously served as Chairman of the Baldwin County Young Republicans and was part of the recruitment committee that was able to bring the Young Republican National Convention to Mobile in 2013. Since 2008 Matt has been elected to serve on the Alabama Republican Party State Executive Committee and is currently the ALGOP Chairman for Congressional District 1. In 2017, Matt served as Chairman of the committee that created the ALGOP Code of Ethics for members.

Matt has also been very active in the community, serving on the Board of Directors for Fairhope/Point Clear Rotary Youth Center, The Family Center, and the Baldwin County Department of Human Resources. He is also currently the Chairman of the Baldwin County Personnel Board Grievance Committee. Matt is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations Mobile Division Citizen’s Academy (2013) and Leadership Baldwin County (2015).

Matt’s wife, Marina, is the Executive Director of the United Way of Baldwin County. She is on the Board of Directors for the United Ways of Alabama and the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce. She received the 2011 FDIC Chairman’s Award for Excellence and was named to Mobile Bay’s Top 40 Under 40 class of 2015.

Matt and Marina have two children, John Wallace (13) and Elizabeth (8).

Matt is an elder at Coastal Church in Daphne.

Status: Alabama State Representative for District 96
Party: Republican
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Contact Information

Known contact information for Matt Simpson from Daphne, AL.

  • 11 South Union Street, Suite 524-C
    Montgomery, AL 36104
  • Phone: 334-261-0424
  • Official Email: [email protected]

Education Information

Known educational history for Matt Simpson from Daphne, AL.

  • Graduated, Federal Bureau of Investigation Mobile Division Citizen's Academy, 2013
  • JD, Samford University Cumberland School of Law, 2002-2005
  • BA, Political Science, University of Alabama, 1998-2002

Political Information

Known political history for Matt Simpson from Daphne, AL.

  • Candidate, Alabama State House of Representatives, District 96, 2018, 2022
  • Representative, Alabama State House of Representatives, District 96, 2018-present

Professions Information

Known professional history for Matt Simpson from Daphne, AL.

  • Attorney, Davis & Fields, Professional Company, 2019-present
  • Assistant District Attorney, Mobile County District Attorney's Office, 2011-present
  • Assistant District Attorney, Baldwin County District Attorney's Office, 2006-2011
  • Associate, The Huntley Firm, 2005-2006

Organizations Information

Known organizational history for Matt Simpson from Daphne, AL.

  • Chairman, Baldwin County Personnel Board Grievance Committee, present
  • Participant, Leadership Baldwin, 2015
  • Member and Elder, Coastal Church, 2013-present
  • Congressional District 1 Vice Chair and Former Special Events Coordinator, Young Republican Federation of Alabama, 2009-present
  • Member and Former Chairman, State of Alabama Republican Party Executive Committee, 2009-present
  • Member and Former Chairman, Baldwin County Young Republicans, 2007-present
  • Member, The Family Center Board of Directors
  • Member, Fairhope/Point Clear Rotary Youth Center Board of Directors
  • Member, Baldwin County Department of Human Resources Board of Directors

Election History

Matt Simpson from Daphne, AL has participated in elections listed below in the state of Alabama.

Sponsored Bills

View legislative bills that Matt Simpson has sponsored.

HB431
Political Action Committees, PAC to PAC transfers among official county political party PACs and state political party PAC authorized, Sec. 17-5-15 am'd.
HB260
Crimes and offenses, to further provide for the crime of criminal homicide, Sec. 13A-6-5 added.
HB227
Probate Courts, jurisdiction further provided including for name changes for minors and elder abuse protection orders and enforcement, Secs. 38-9-3.1, 38-9-6.1 added; Secs. 12-13-1, 38-9-2, 38-9F-4 am'd.
HB226
Mobile County, court costs, add'l levied in circuit and district court criminal cases, distrib. for mental health court
HB175
Spanish Fort, corp. limits alt.
HB68
Criminal procedure, protected person defined, child under 16 a person with intellectual disability, protected person to be offered protection in criminal prosecutions for physical offenses, sexual offenses, and violent offenses, use of anatomically correct dolls or mannequins during testimony of a child under 12 or a protected person, authorized, Sec. 15-25-7 added; Sec. 15-25-33 repealed; Secs. 15-25-1, 15-25-2, 15-25-3, 15-25-5, 15-25-6, 15-25-30, 15-25-31, 15-25-32, 15-25-34, 15-25-36, 15-25-37, 15-25-38, 15-25-39 am'd.
HB67
Workers' compensation, firefighters, law enforcement officers, diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, reimbursed for certain out-of-pocket expenses, co's and municipalities required to maintain certain disability insurance coverage

HB643
Spanish Fort, corp. limits alt.
HB619
Public records, law enforcement officers and employees, prohibit disclosure of personal identifying information, Sec. 41-13-7.1 add.
HB584
Judicial compensation, to establish a uniform pay plan for circuit judges, district judges, appellate court judges, supreme court justices, and the chief justice of the supreme court, eliminate salary supplements and expense allowance, Sec. 12-17-68 repealed; Secs. 12-17-182, 36-15-3 am'd.
HB576
Time; to adopt Daylight Savings Time statewide if Congress amends Federal law to allow it.
HB550
Assisted Living Administrators, Board of Examiners of, membership and process for appointing members to the board revised, Sec. 34-2A-3 am'd.
HB500
Legislature, to call itself into a special session under certain conditions authorized, const. amend.
HB448
Class 2 municipalities, Africatown Redevlopment Corp., established, board of directors, powers, duties of corp.
HB445
Crimes and offenses, crimes of riot and inciting to riot, harassment, and assault II, amended, crimes of assault against a first responder, aggravated riot, and unlawful traffic interference, created, mandatory holding period for certain violations, provided, mandatory incarceration period for certain violations, provided, exceptions to sovereign immunity, further provided, restrictions on distribution of revenue to defunding jurisdictions, provided, Secs. 13A-11-3.1, 13A-11-5.1, 13A-11-8.1 added; Secs. 12-25-32, 13A-6-21, 13A-6-132, 13A-11-1, 13A-11-3, 13A-11-4, 13A-11-8, 13A-11-70, 15-13-2, 36-1-12, 36-2-1 am'd.
HB437
Wine, authorizing common carriers to make delivery of alcoholic beverages to residents over 21, to create a wine direct shipper permit to allow wine manufacturers to ship their table wine directly to residents, Sec. 28-3A-6.1 added; Sec. 28-1-4 am'd.
HB436
Jurors, to receive state mileage rate for court attendance, Sec. 12-19-210 am'd.
HB403
Doxing, crime of created, penalties
HB392
Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Obligation Transparency, created, membership, compensation, powers, and duties, provided
HB350
Sheriffs, not required to be conservators, Sec. 26-2-27 repealed; Secs. 26-2-50, 26-2A-138 am'd.
HB347
Consumer protection, deceptive trade practices, pyramid sales structure, further provided, Secs. 8-19-3, 8-19-5 am'd.
HB338
Building Exceptional School Board Team Act (BEST), provides further for boardsmanship standards, training, and discipline of local bd. of education members, Sec. 16-1-41.1 repealed; Secs. 16-8-1, 16-11-2 am'd.
HB321
Time; to adopt Daylight Savings Time statewide if Congress amends Federal law to allow it.
HB310
Saraland, municipal court, warrant recall fee authorized, distrib. to municipal corrections fund
HB281
Income tax, historic structures, qualified rehabilitation, tax credits extended to 2029, admin. by Historical Commission, Secs. 40-9F-33, 40-9F-36 am'd.
HB237
Abortion, physicians, duty of care owed to babies born alive after failed abortion, criminal penalties, definitions further provided
HB233
Criminal procedure, to allow a protected person to be offered protection in criminal prosecutions for physical offenses, sexual offenses, and violent offenses, protected person defined, use of anatomically correct dolls or mannequins during testimony of a child under 12 or a protected person, authorized, Sec. 15-25-7 added; Sec. 15-25-33 repealed; Secs. 15-25-1, 15-25-2, 15-25-3, 15-25-5, 15-25-6, 15-25-30, 15-25-31, 15-25-32, 15-25-34, 15-25-36, 15-25-37, 15-25-38, 15-25-39 am'd.
HB232
Class 2 mun. (Mobile), municipal ordinances, all courts of this state to take judicial notice, Sec. 11-45-11 am'd.
HB217
Telephone communications, knowing and intentionally misleading use of inaccurate caller identification information, prohibited
HB216
Consumer Protection, Alabama Consumer Privacy Act, created, allow consumers to opt in or out to sale of personal information with certain conditions, require business collecting data to make certain disclosures, violation or deletion of, Deceptive Trade Practices Act
HB215
Sheriffs, term of office, to commence following election, technical revisions to term of county commissioner, Sec. 36-3-4 am'd.
HB212
Workers' compensation, firefighters, law enforcement officers, diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, reimbursed for certain out-of-pocket expenses, co's and municipalities required to maintain certain disability insurance coverage
HB196
Trusts, Alabama Uniform Trust Decanting Act, failure to receive notice further provided, Secs. 19-3D-7, 19-3D-9 am'd.
HB188
Department of Insurance, transfer of certain funds from Insurance Dept. Fund to Strengthen Alabama Homes Fund by Commissioner of Insurance authorized
HB177
Municipalities, authorized to use electronic records and signatures in the conduct of its affairs, Secs. 8-1A-17, 8-1A-18 am'd.
HB166
Baldwin County, court costs, add'l levied in circuit and district court civil and criminal cases for operation and administration of, mental health court
HB131
Bail, criminal cases, creates Aniah's law, const. amend
HB130
Bail, to provide for an additional offense under which an individual can be denied bail, pretrial detention hearing under certain circumstances provided, Secs. 15-13-2, 15-13-3, 15-13-7, 15-13-104, 15-13-105, 15-13-106 am'd.
HB53
Dental Examiners, Board of, sunset law review, continued until Oct 1, 2025.
HB52
Nursing Home Administrators, Board of Examiners of, sunset law review, continued until Oct 1, 2025.
HB51
Chiropractic Examiners, State Board of, sunset law review, continued until Oct 1, 2025.
HB50
Manufactured Housing Commission, sunset law review, continued until Oct 1, 2025.
HB27
Consumer Protection, Alabama State of Emergency Consumer Protection Act, enhanced criminal penalties provided under certain conditions, Sec. 13A-9-111.1 added; Sec. 13A-9-114, 34-14A-14, 34-31-32, 34-36-16, 34-37-17 am'd.
HB26
Licensing boards, commissions required to notify new members of potential violation for receiving more than one compensation, Sec. 41-9A-3 added.
HB25
Supervision of violent offenders, to require electronic monitoring for inmates on work release in certain circumstances, Secs. 14-8-1, 14-8-2 am'd.

HB476
Spanish Fort. corp. limits alt.
HB474
Spanish Fort, corp. limits alt.
HB473
Baldwin Co., Sheriff's Office Personnel Merit System, qualifications of members further provided, election process amended, process for appeal from decisions of the board further provided, Secs. 45-2-234.05 to 45-2-234.09, inclusive, am'd
HB413
Class 2 mun. (Mobile), municipal ordinances, all courts of this state to take judicial notice, Sec. 11-45-11 am'd.
HB338
Criminal procedure, to allow a protected person to be offered protection in criminal prosecutions for physical offenses, sexual offenses, and violent offenses, protected person defined, use of anatomically correct dolls or mannequins during testimony of a child under 12 or a protected person, authorized, Sec. 15-25-7 added; Sec. 15-25-33 repealed; Secs. 15-25-1, 15-25-2, 15-25-3, 15-25-5, 15-25-6, 15-25-30, 15-25-31, 15-25-32, 15-25-34, 15-25-36, 15-25-37, 15-25-38, 15-25-39 am'd.
HB 194
Consumer Protection, Alabama State of Emergency Consumer Protection Act, enhanced criminal penalties provided under certain conditions, Secs. 13A-9-114, 34-8-6, 34-14A-14, 34-31-32, 34-36-16, 34-37-17 am'd.
HB 151
Supervision of violent offenders, to require electronic monitoring for inmates on work release in certain circumstances, Sec. 14-8-2 am'd.
HB 150
Supervision of violent offenders, require electronic monitoring for release on bail for certain offenses, Sec. 15-13-2 am'd.
HB 44
Workers' compensation, occupational disease further defined, includes mental disease or disorder for emergency responders, Sec. 25-5-110 am'd.
HB 43
Baldwin Co., tax on hemp production, alternative nicotine devices, and CBD products, funds to be used to create mental health diversionary program

HB 559
Crimes and offenses, provide that a judge may split a sentence for misdemeanor convictions, Sec. 15-18-8 am'd.
HB 377
Courts, Alabama Court Cost Commission, established, const. amend.
HB 375
Crimes and offenses, include additonal activity that would constitute the crime of receiving stolen property in the second degree, Sec. 13A-8-18 am'd.
HB 374
Baldwin Co., Law Library and Judicial Administration Fund, court costs collected for operation, further authorized, Sec. 45-2-80.87 am'd.
HB 237
Sexual abuse, enhanced sentence for violation of sex abuse, created, Sec. 13A-6-67 am'd.
HB 83
Mobile Co., court costs, additional in circuit and district court, judicial admin. funds established, distrib. for staffing of courts and circuit clerk's office

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