I have spent my career in public service for the citizens of Baldwin and Mobile counties. The opportunity to go to Montgomery and serve in a capacity to affect legislation and have input into the creation of laws instead of just enforcement of them would be a dream come true.
I work every day in the courtroom to be a voice for the people, and I believe strongly in servant leadership. It would be an honor to represent the citizens of District 96 in the Alabama Legislature. We must have a voice in Montgomery to fight for and address our needs in Southwest Alabama.
Matt Simpson has spent his career as an advocate for the people of Baldwin and Mobile Counties. Matt is the current child victims prosecutor for Baldwin County handling all cases where children are the victims of sexual and/or physical abuse. Matt is a career prosecutor having worked with both the Baldwin County District Attorney’s Office and the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office for a combined nearly 12 years.
Matt was born and raised in Mobile and attended Murphy High School. Matt went on to graduate from the University of Alabama and Cumberland School of Law. Matt was elected to the Student Honor Court by his fellow students at Cumberland. After graduation Matt and his wife Marina, returned to Southwest Alabama and moved to Daphne.
In 2011, Matt was elected as Chairman of the Baldwin County Republican Party and served two terms. During that time the BCGOP made national headlines for hosting dinners that included speakers Andy Andrews, Dr. Ben Carson, and Sarah Palin. Matt has also previously served as Chairman of the Baldwin County Young Republicans and was part of the recruitment committee that was able to bring the Young Republican National Convention to Mobile in 2013. Since 2008 Matt has been elected to serve on the Alabama Republican Party State Executive Committee, and is currently the ALGOP Vice-Chairman for Congressional District 1. In 2017 Matt served as Chairman of the committee that created the ALGOP Code of Ethics for members.
Matt has also been very active in the community. Matt has served on the Board of Directors for Fairhope/Point Clear Rotary Youth Center, The Family Center, and the Baldwin County Department of Human Resources. Matt is also currently the Chairman of the Baldwin County Personnel Board Grievance Committee. Matt is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations Mobile Division Citizen’s Academy (2013) and Leadership Baldwin County (2015).
Matt’s wife, Marina, is the Executive Director of the United Way of Baldwin County. She is on the Board of Directors for the United Ways of Alabama and the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce. She received the 2011 FDIC Chairman’s Award for Excellence and was named to Mobile Bay’s Top 40 Under 40 class of 2015.
Matt and Marina have two children, John Wallace (10) and Elizabeth (5).
Matt is an elder at Coastal Church in Daphne.