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Washington state Rep. Geoff Simpson of Covington arrested for domestic violence incident

Post by Joe Turner on April 30, 2008 at 12:14 pm |
April 30, 2008 12:14 pm

Simpson’s campaign issued this news release:

Statement by State Representative Geoff Simpson (LD 47)

This is an unfortunate situation for everyone involved. The end of a

marriage is an emotional and trying time for any family, and mine is

no exception.

As a firefighter and first responder, I have witnessed the reality of

domestic violence and provided care for many victims.

As a state legislator, I remain strongly in support of erring on the side

of protecting potential victims with our laws and their enforcement –

even when, in situations like mine, it can result in unwarranted

charges. I am confident that once the facts come to light I will be


I believe in our justice system and will continue to cooperate fully as

this situation is resolved.

The story first broke on Horsesass.org, which reported that state Rep. Geoff Simpson, D-Covington, has been arrested on a domestic violence charge.

The Web site correctly points out that Simpson is a progressive Democrat (that means really liberal) in a swing district. Legislative races in the 47th District are always pretty close, sometimes cliffhangers.

I’ve left a message for Simpson, but no word back directly from him.

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