Business-Minded Family Man
Wilton Simpson lives in Trilby, FL with his wife Kathryn and his son Wilton Jr. His daughter Lauran is newlywed and works as a school teacher for Pasco County Schools. Wilton is an entrepreneur and a hard-working business leader. He is the head of Simpson Environmental Services, Inc., which specializes in asbestos removal, mold remediation, duct cleaning, lead-paint abatement, general contracting, and demolition work. Simpson also owns and operates Simpson Farms, Inc., an egg-laying operation based in Trilby that is home to over one million chickens that supply eggs for Florida’s families through supermarkets throughout the state. Simpson is also a founding board member of Florida Traditions Bank, a lender that has provided critical financing for homeowners and small businesses.
Wilton Simpson has served on the Pasco-Hernando Community College Board of Trustees, as Chair of the Pasco County Fair Association, and has heavily supported the Boys and Girls Club and the Dade City downtown redevelopment efforts. Simpson is the Chair of the Pasco County Farm Bureau, was a member of the Farm Bureau State Board, and is a past Chair of the Pasco Economic Development Council. Wilton has volunteered as a past chair of the Habitat for Humanity, Dade City Kiwanis Club, and the San Antonio Dixie Youth League. He is a 2002 graduate of Leadership Pasco, a past board member of the Dade City Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the West Pasco, Hernando, and Sumter County Chambers of Commerce.
During his first Legislative Session, Wilton Simpson served as Chairman of the Senate Community Affairs Committee. Among his many important accomplishments during the 2013 Legislative Session were the Everglades Restoration Act, which will provide for the continued restoration and protection of the Florida treasure; the Natural Gas Vehicle Act, which will pave the way for increased use of cleaner burning natural gas while creating Florida jobs; the Military Protection Act, which enhances penalties for those who specifically target members of the military and their families; and the Fire Code Bill, which is good for small businesses and for our local economies, as it will provide relief to the agricultural community and other small businesses from superfluous fire requirements.
Why I Am Running
“The Great State of Florida has limitless potential, but we have gotten a little off track. We need a plan to bring quality, clean, and high-wage jobs to our state. We need to protect the quality of life that we all enjoy and want for our children. I do not believe that more or bigger government is the answer. If we limit government spending, reduce costly red tape, end frivolous lawsuits, and bring a more sensible approach to our property tax system, we will grow our small businesses, attract corporate re-locations, and improve the economy for everyone. We accomplished a lot during just one Legislative Session in Tallahassee, and I hope to continue to work with everyone in Senate District 18 in order to help keep Florida a special place.”
– Wilton Simpson