We reached out to Mr. Simpson's opponent, Michael Cottrell (DEM) with the opportunity to complete our candidate Q & A, but we have not received anything from him at this point.
WILTON SIMPSON (REP) CANDIDATE Q&A
What are the critical statewide issues that you will focus on if re-elected?
I will continue to work on ensuring our students have world-class education opportunities, fight to lower taxes and keep our economy strong, and protect our precious natural resources.
What are the critical local issues you will support if re-elected?
Our economy and our way of life are linked to the health of Florida’s environment. We have to make sure we steward our natural resources and preserve our environment for future generations. This is one of my top priorities in Tallahassee and I won’t quit fighting until we get the job done. I have worked to:
•Secure $2 million to clean up and restore the Homosassa River
•Secure $10 million to clean up and restore the habitat of Kings Bay
•Continue significant restoration projects all along our Florida Springs
•Fund the Florida Forever Program, responsibly conserving important land to protect our state’s natural resources
What was your motivation for becoming an elected official and do you feel you have been able to accomplish it?
As a farmer and a business owner, I know first-hand that the greatest obstacles job creators face come from government. As a state senator, I’ve been a clear and consistant voice for Florida’s entrepreneurs because they are the backbone of our economy and the pathway to prosperity for all Floridians.
Please describe some upcoming or ongoing projects that will improve District 10. Ex: specific infrastructure projects, park and recreation development, environmental projects, flood/water management- etc…
•Weeki Wachee Springs Restoration and State Park
•Complete the bike trail through Hernando County
•Continue cleaning up Kings Bay and Homosassa Rivers
•Look forward to adding to the $12 million spent this fiscal year in septic to sewer projects around our spring sheds
•Complete Citrus County portion of the Sun Coast Parkway
•Numerous road projects throughout the entire district