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Words from Delegate
Gary Simmons

"Dear Esteemed Members of Our Community,

In moments of unthinkable tragedy, words often fail to capture the depth of our collective sorrow. The collapse of the Key Bridge has left a void in our hearts and our community that words alone cannot fill. It is with a heavy heart that I extend my deepest condolences to each of you, who have suffered an immeasurable loss.

The pain of losing a loved one in such sudden and tragic circumstances is a burden no one should have to bear. Please know that you are not alone during this dark time. Our community stands with you, ready to support you in any way we can. Their memories, legacies, and spirits continue to live within us, inspiring us to come together and find strength in each other.

In these times of sorrow, let us cling to the love and memories shared, allowing them to guide us toward healing. While we may never fully understand why such tragedies occur, we can honor those we have lost by coming together, supporting one another, and working towards a future where such events are but distant memories.

They will forever be a part of our community's story, and their memories will continue to light our way.

With deepest sympathy and unwavering support,"

Gary Simmons

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Delegate Simmons

Gary Simmons


A native of Savannah Georgia, Gary moved to Amityville, New York at 12 years old, to be raised by his Aunt Rose and Uncle Jimmy along with their three children. Not only did they teach Gary valuable life skills, but they also taught him the value of serving his community wherever help is needed. His first youth internship was with his local county legislator’s office. It was during that experience Gary decided to pursue political science. Upon completion of high school, he enrolled at Tuskegee University to study political science and criminal justice. Upon his return to New York, he put his education from Tuskegee immediately to use and worked for the Suffolk County New York Board of Elections, Suffolk County Probation Office, and the United States Attorney’s Office (New York Eastern District) Weed and Seed joint law enforcement task force and anti-crime program as their Program Director.

In 2006, Gary relocated to Maryland to start his family and began his career as a Special Police Officer with the Department of Defense at Bolling Air Force Base and later Andrews Air Force base 316th security forces squadron (SPO) also as Program manager and (SPO’s) Captain at the United States Publishing Office in Washington DC before retiring in 2017. Upon retirement, he worked as a temporary staff assistant at Lindale Middle School in Linthicum, Maryland.

Gary desires to serve citizens of Anne Arundel County in a larger capacity. His three key areas of focus are: Education, Environment, and our local Economy. Of course, he looks forward in getting out into our community to learn and advocate for issues that are most important to citizens.

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