In 1785 Oliver Evans of Newport invented the automatic flour-milling machinery that revolutionized the industry.

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Senator Spotlight:
Q&A With Senator Gary Simpson

This is the latest in a series profiling members of the Senate Republican Caucus. In this Q&A, Sen. Gary Simpson reflects on the 2014 legislative session, which adjourned July 1. He also looks ahead to 2015, and adds a little insight into his life outside of Legislative Hall. For the full interview, go to