TALLAHASSEE --- Family man. Business man. Policy leader.
Those are the words Sen. Wilton Simpson’s website uses to describe the lawmaker, who on Tuesday will be tapped by his colleagues as the Senate’s next president.
The 53-year-old Trilby Republican was elected to the Senate in 2012 and served as majority leader in 2016 and 2017.
Simpson, a Florida native who has two adult children and two grandchildren, is a Pasco County general contractor who owns an egg farm as well as an environmental remediation company that’s one of the largest in the southeastern U.S.