Mike Simpson (Michigan politician)
|Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 65th district
January 1, 2007 – December 18, 2009
|Preceded by||Leslie Mortimer|
|Succeeded by||Mike Shirkey|
December 11, 1962|
|Died||December 18, 2009
Mike Simpson was a veteran who served in the United States Army Reserve from 1980–1986. After high school Simpson joined his family's business and was an entrepreneur and business owner until his death.
In 2006 Mike was elected state representative in Michigan's 65th house district after having run in the same district in 2004 and in US House District 7 in 2002.
He was a member of all five local business chambers in the 65th District; Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce, Eaton Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, Brooklyn-Irish Hills Chamber of Commerce, Grass Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Onsted Area Chamber of Commerce.
He was a member of the Brooklyn Area Kiwanis Club, the Michigan Farm Bureau, the American Legion Post 252, the National Rifle Association and the Michigan Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 70.
At the time of his death Simpson served as a member of the House Tourism & Natural Resources Committee, the House Commerce Committee, and the House Insurance Committee. Additionally, Mike was the Majority Vice-Chairman of the House Health Policy Committee, a standing member of the National Conference of State Legislators, National Health Policy Committee, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Michigan Center for Rural Health.
Simpson had been ill with a rare blood disorder known as light-chain deposition. He died of a heart attack while returning from the Cleveland Clinic, according to House Speaker Andy Dillon, on December 18, 2009.