LONGVIEW — Two East Texans may soon be in the race for Texas House speaker. According to KETK, the Texas Tribune is reporting that Representative David Simpson of Longview has been asked to consider a run for the post. Simpson has not filed yet, but if he does, he would join incumbent Joe Straus of San Antonio and challenger Bryan Hughes of Mineola. Simpson was on his way to Austin Tuesday and unavailable for comment.
Report: Simpson May Run for House Speaker