Elected Experience: None
Other Professional Experience: An entrepreneur most of his working life. Currently co-owner of The Country Gentleman Restaurant with wife, Shirley.
Education: Kennewick High, Columbia Basin College
Community Service: Simmons has served our community as a coach, Guardian Ad Litem, Junior Achievement instructor, Rotarian and local activist and advocate and has provided proven industry and community leadership. He has served on many local and statewide boards, including as chair of some, including the Washington Restaurant Association and Tri-City Regional Chamber. His fiscal expertise, hard work and philanthropy have benefited many organizations. Simmons’ company recently stepped up and prevented the closure of Meals on Wheels.
Statement: Every year, Olympia passes laws that impact the employer community, yet most legislators have never owned or managed a business. For most of his professional life Steve Simmons has been an entrepreneur and operated businesses with as many as 75 employees. He understands what it takes to create and retain jobs. Simmons will work tirelessly to find common sense solutions to education, energy and environmental issues and will seek prosperity for all of us.
We need responsive new leadership in the State House--someone who can be trusted by his peers to work as a team for our community. Electstevesimmons.com