State Rep. Geoff Simpson, D-Covington, was arrested over the weekend and charged with domestic assault and interfering with reporting of...
State Rep. Geoff Simpson, D-Covington, was arrested over the weekend and charged with domestic assault and interfering with reporting of domestic violence. He was arrested about noon Sunday after King County sheriff’s deputies received a 911 call.
Simpson has been a champion of domestic-violence-victims’ rights during his four terms representing the 47th Legislative District. In the past legislative session, the former firefighter co-sponsored a bill to provide victims with trained advocates. He also supported legislation to allow employment leave for domestic-violence victims.
In a statement Wednesday, Simpson said he would continue to support efforts to toughen domestic-violence laws. Laws should err “on the side of protecting potential victims … even when, in situations like mine, it can result in unwarranted charges,” Simpson said.
He said he is confident he will be exonerated. A spokeswoman for his re-election campaign would not comment further about the charges.
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A spokesman for the King County Sheriff’s Office couldn’t be reached to provide details of the incident.
Simpson is in the middle of his second divorce from his wife, according to King County Superior Court records. The two were first divorced in 2005.
In his statement, Simpson said, “The end of a marriage is an emotional and trying time for any family.”
Emily Heffter: 206-464-8246 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Associated Press contributed to this report.