Saturday, May 23, 2015

Representative  David Simmons

District 37

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Member Information

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Maitland

Occupation:  Attorney

Child(ren):  Krystyna, Alicya H.

Education:  Tennessee Technological University, B.S., Mathematics, with highest distinction, 1974; Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1977

Born:  June 13, 1952, Nashville, TN

Moved to Florida:  1977

Religious Affiliation:  Catholic

Recreational Interest:  golf, running, tennis

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 2000, reelected subsequently

Other Public Service

Long Term Care Policy Advisory Council 2002-2004

U.S. Senator Connie Mack's Federal Judicial Advisory Committee 1989-1992

City of Orlando Citizens Review Committee, past Member

Orlando Landmarks Defense Trust, past Chairman


Leadership Central Florida 1996-1997

Leadership Orlando 1991-1992

American 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

The Florida Bar Association

Lakeside Alternatives Inc., past President, past Board of Directors

Orange County Young Republicans, elected President twice

Orange County Republican Executive Committee, past Member


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" 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 your 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

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