David Simmons

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David Simmons
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Florida State Senate, District 10
Incumbent
In office
2010 - present
Term ends
November 17, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$29,687/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits 2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives
2000 - 2008
Education
Bachelor'sTennessee Technological University, 1974
J.D.Vanderbilt Law School, 1977
Personal
BirthdayJune 13, 1952
Place of birthNashville, Tennessee
ProfessionManaging partner, financial firm
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
David Simmons (b. June 13, 1952) is a Republican member of the Florida State Senate, representing District 10. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

He previously served as a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 2000 to 2008.

Biography

Simmons earned his bachelor's degree from Tennessee Technological University and his J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School. His professional experience includes working as the financial managing partner of the law firm of de Beaubien, Knight, Simmons, Mantzaris & Neal.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Simmons served on the following committees:

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Banking and Insurance, Chair
Criminal Justice
Education
Governmental Oversight and Accountability
Rules

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Simmons served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2010

Simmons's website did not list specific issues, but emphasized his past accomplishments in the Florida House of Representatives.[1]

Additionally, his homepage stated, "none of my opponents qualified for Senate District 22 by the noon deadline on June 18. Therefore, I am the unopposed candidate for State Senate District 22 and will not appear on the election ballot. I will take office on November 3, 2010, and be sworn in as your Senator on November 16, 2010.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2012

Simmons won re-election in the 2012 election for Florida State Senate District 22. Simmons ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Leo Cruz (D) and James Patrick Adamczyk (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Florida State Senate, District 10, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Simmons Incumbent 55.5% 117,784
     Democratic Leo Cruz 44.5% 94,483
     Independent James Patrick Adamczyk 0% 5
Total Votes 212,272

2010

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2010

Simmons won election to the 22nd District. He did not have any opposition in the August 24 primary and was unopposed in the November 2 general election.[5]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Simmons is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Simmons raised a total of $1,242,952 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[6]

David Simmons's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State Senate, District 10 Won $373,911
2010 Florida State Senate, District 22 Won $282,312
2006 Florida State House, District 37 Won $89,090
2004 Florida State House, District 37 Won $61,039
2002 Florida State House, District 37 Won $125,046
2000 Florida State House, District 37 Won $311,554
Grand Total Raised $1,242,952

2012

Simmons won re-election to the Florida State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Simmons raised a total of $373,911.

2010

Simmons won election to the Florida State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Simmons raised a total of $282,312.

2006

Simmons won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Simmons raised a total of $89,090.

2004

Simmons won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Simmons raised a total of $61,039.

2002

Simmons won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Simmons raised a total of $125,046.

2000

Simmons won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Simmons raised a total of $311,554.

Personal

Simmons has two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ronda Storms (R)
Florida Senate District 10
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Lee Constantine
Florida Senate District 22
2010–2012
Succeeded by
Jeff Brandes