Legislator Profile

Former Florida Senator David Simmons (R)
The information below was accurate during the legislator's active term.
David Simmons
District Address:
220 Crown Oak Centre Drive
Longwood, FL 32750
(407) 262-7578

Capitol Address:
404 Senate Office Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
(850) 487-5009
political profile
  • Senate District:9
  • First Elected:2010
  • Terms Out:2020
  • Party:Republican
  • Delegations:Seminole,Volusia
  • District Information:Map
  • Legislative Service:Elected to the Senate in 2010, reelected subsequently
    Majority (Republican) Whip, 2010-2012
    House of Representatives, 2000-2008
  • Born:June 13, 1952; Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Moved to Florida:1977
  • Religious Affiliation:Catholic
  • Education:Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1977
    Tennessee Technological University, B.S., 1974
  • Occupation:Attorney, Financial Managing Partner of de Beaubien, Knight, Simmons, Mantzaris, & Neal, LLP
  • Spouse:
  • Children:Krysia, Alicya
  • Affiliations:Leadership Central Florida, 1996-1997
    Leadership Orlando, 1991-1992
    American Bar Association
    The Florida Bar Association
    Board of Trustees, Vanderbilt Law School Alumni Association
    Greater Orlando Area Chamber of Commerce
    Orange County Bar Association
    Seminole County Republican Executive Committee, past member
    Seminole County Legislative Delegation, past Chair
    Orange County Republican Executive Committee, past member
    Orange County Young Republicans, past President
  • Highlights:Chamber of Commerce, Distinguished Advocate, 2005, 2006
    Christian Coalition for Florida, Faith and Family Award, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006
    Florida Association of Area Agencies on Aging, Certificate of Appreciation, 2006
    Orange County Public Schools, Gratitude for dedication and commitment and service to OCPS, 2006
    Florida Association of Professional Process Servers, Legislator of the Year Award, 2005
    Florida Legal Services for Commitment to Assuring Equal Access to Justice at the Supreme Court of Florida, 2005
    Florida Medical Association, Legislator of the Year Award, 2005
    Robert B. Crawford Charter President Annual Award for unrelenting dedication, outstanding service, and unselfish commitment in the protection, defense and improvement of the State of Florida's Workforce Education System, 2005
    Seminole County Bar Association Legal Aid Society Outstanding Commitment to Provide Economically Disadvantaged Residents with Access to the Judicial System, 2005
    Seminole County Medical Society, Outstanding Legislator Award, 2005
    Chamber of Commerce, "A" Honor Roll, 2002, 2003, 2004
    Florida Association of Agencies Serving the Blind, Legislator of the Year, 2004
    Florida Restaurant Association, Legislator of the Year, 2004
    Florida Sheriff's Association, Legislator of the Year, 2004
    Keiser College, Award for Contributions of Excellence in Education, 2004
    Florida's Public Radio and Television Stations Award for "Knowledgeable dedication, leadership, and vision that assured continued support for Florida's Public Broadcasting System", 2003
    Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Legislator of the Year, 2002
    Florida Workers' Advocates, Legislator of the Year Award, 2002
    Florida Workers' Advocates, Outstanding Legislator on Behalf of Workers' Rights Award
  • Former Service:City of Orlando Citizens Review Committee, member
    United States Senator Connie Mack's Federal Judicial Advisory Committee. member
    Long-Term Care Policy Advisory Council, member
    Lakeside Alternatives, past President; board member
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