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Simpson Halt Repeal Denied

Assemblyman Matt Simpson (R,C-Horicon) brought legislation to the Correction Committee to repeal the HALT Act (A.03196). The HALT Act was implemented in 2019 to reduce the number of days inmates spend in special housing in a correctional facility, but...

Simpson Welcomes North Warren Boys Basketball Team on Assembly Floor

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On Wednesday, Assemblyman Matt Simpson (R,C-Horicon) welcomed honored guests to the floor from the North Warren Varsity Boys Basketball Team. The Cougars won the Adirondack League and Section II Titles en route to their first Class-D Regional Championship...

Proposal Supporting Financing and Operation of General Ambulance Services

Assemblyman Matt Simpson (R,C-Horicon) introduced legislation that would permit any county, city, town or village within the Adirondack Park to establish a special district for the financing and operation of general ambulance services (A.5351). Current...

Simpson: Budget a Missed Opportunity

“The enacted budget is a huge, missed opportunity to address the core issues New Yorkers care about most, and it comes up short more often than it hits the mark. The fundamental job of lawmakers is to create policy that makes New York a safe and affordable...

Bloated Budget Falls Short

“While we move closer to finishing this year’s budget, I am disappointed that any hope of significant changes in process or substance with this budget will go unfulfilled. Despite a glimmer of optimism after seeing updated conceal carry language...

State Budget Nearing Fourth Week of Delay

Assemblyman Matt Simpson (R,C-Horicon) joined members of the Assembly and Senate Minority Conferences for a press conference addressing the current state of the budget today on the Million Dollar Staircase in the Capitol. After five extenders and weeks...
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Assemblymember  Matthew Simpson

Matt Simpson was elected to the New York State Assembly on November 3, 2020. His district is comprised of Essex County, Warren County, and parts of Saratoga, Washington and Fulton counties.

Matt firmly believes in putting his constituents interests first in order to prioritize making the community a better place for everyone. Throughout his first term as Assemblyman, he worked to rein in out-of-control spending, fought for lower taxes, eliminated burdensome unfunded mandates, and improved the state’s failing infrastructure. Matt will continue to advocate for better resources for law enforcement while making public safety a priority; protect the state’s vibrant state parks; gain financial support for local businesses; hold the government accountable for lack of transparency; and work to keep money in the pockets of hard working taxpayers.

Simpson grew up in the North Country and was first elected to the public office in 2011 when he won a seat on the Horicon Town Board. Two years later, he was elected Town Supervisor where he served until his election to the Assembly.

While Town Supervisor, he worked double duty by sitting on the Warren County Board of Supervisors. There, Matt served as Committee Chair of Public Works, Committee Chair of Personnel, Committee Vice Chair of Public Safety, and in a number of other capacities.

He was appointed to the Warren and Washington County IDA in 2015, and served as its Chair from 2018-2019. During that time, he oversaw many projects designed to advance the economic viability of the area.

His volunteer work includes serving as President of the Adirondack Association of Towns and Villages (AATV). The AATV represents more than 100 municipalities throughout the Adirondack Park. In his time there, he has worked alongside members of the New York State Assembly and Senate, as well as numerous environmental organizations like the Adirondack Counsel.

Prior to public service, Matt was a small business owner for more than 30 years in the construction trades industry. There, he learned the value of having to roll up his sleeves and work until a job is done. Over the span of three decades, Matt also learned first-hand what goes into creating jobs, making payroll, and succeeding in growing a business in the North Country despite being faced with challenges.

Matt lives in Horicon with his wife, Judy, and their two children.