Educated at the Bermuda Institute, Bermuda College and the University of Toronto, his professional career began with the Bermuda Police Department where he served as a police cadet and a police constable and further developed at the Bank of Bermuda specifically Corporate Banking, Corporate Trust and Global Custody.
He joined the hospitality industry at Princes International's Group of Hotels in Bermuda as Night Manager, Assistant Manager, Director of Security and Assistant Manager respectively. His experience in smaller hotels included professional development at Cambridge Beaches and the Coral Beach Club.
His political career began when he ran in the 2003 General Election as a candidate in Constituency 9, Smiths West and was later elected Public Relations Officer of the Bermuda Progressive Labour Party. His government experience was enhanced when he was appointed Press Secretary to the Premier and Senior Advisor, Media Relations and then asked to serve on the Board of Tourism, Board of Works and Engineering, Board of Immigration and the West End Development Corporation. Following serving at the Cabinet Office, he was invited by two consecutive Government Ministers to serve as a Communication Consultant and latterly as a Senior Aide.
Concurrent with his duties at the Cabinet Office, Mr. Simmons is a Director on the Board of the Bermuda Land Development Corporation and is active on its Business Development Committee.
He has one daughter, Isabella, and lists fishing, running and reading as personal pursuits when time allows.
My candidacy represents my goal to get to know every constituent and work with them to address concerns in the neighbourhood. I intend to listen, to be available and to ensure their concerns remain at the head of our table and, thus, are the direct beneficiaries of my actions. Government for the people, by the people.