Simpson was educated at Utah State University in Logan, Utah, and the Washington University School of Dental Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. After graduation, he joined his father and uncle at the Simpson Family Dental Practice in Blackfoot, Idaho, before entering the U.S. House. He has served since 1999 in Idaho’s Second Congressional District.
Mike serves on the House Appropriations Committee. His subcommittee assignments directly reflect Idaho’s diverse economy and concerns; Energy and Water Development; and Labor, Health and Human Services and Education. He also serves on the House Budget Committee.
His political career began when he was elected to the Blackfoot City Council in 1980. In 1984 he was elected to the first of seven terms in the Idaho State House of Representatives. In 1993 he became the Idaho State House speaker.
Mike is an avid golfer, a fervent reader and enjoys painting. He has a Just For Kids! page on his Congressional website.