By Peter Schorsch on May 3, 2013 | via

simpson, wilton2Wilton Simpson is a political novice, or so one would think.

Never having held elected office before, few expected the kind of legislative session that he had. Just a few of his successful bills include a change in the greenbelt laws to ensure that rural ranchers and growers get the tax status they deserve, an Everglades preservation act that all stakeholders supported, an environmentally-friendly, job-creation bill to substantially increase the use of natural gas in vehicles, and a regulatory reform of the state fire code to help small businesses.

Goes to show that hard work and life experience count – even in the Legislature.