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
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.