Scott Simmons, JP, MP
Mr. Scott A. Simmons was elected to the House of Assembly on July 18th, 2017 to represent Constituency 32 – Southampton West. He is currently employed as the Facilities Manager at Coral Beach and Tennis Club. Mr. Simmons received his primary and secondary education in Bermuda and has furthered his education in both the United States and Canada. Mr. Simmons’s 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 Princess 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. Mr. Simmons’s 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. In October 2016, he was elected Chairman of the Bermuda Progressive Labour Party, a position he held until his election win in July 2017. During this 15-year span, Mr. Simmons was appointed Assistant to the Premier, Press Secretary to the Premier and Press Attaché to the Premier for three consecutive PLP Premiers. He also served as Senior Assistant to the Minister of Energy, Telecommunications and E-Commerce and Senior Aide to the Minister of Education and as a Communications Consultant to the Ministry of Education. Mr. Simmons currently serves as Chairman of the Ministry of Public Work’s Bermuda National Parks Commission and as Chairman of the Ministry of National Security’s Treatment of Offenders Board. He also serves in Parliament on Parliamentary Select, Oversight and Standing Committees. Previously, he served on the Boards of Immigration, Tourism, Works and Engineering, Ports Authority and as a Director of the Bermuda Land Development Company and as a Director of the West End Development Corporation.