Coral Springs City Commission Candidate Holds Campaign Kick-off Celebration

Candidate Joshua Simmons with Cook & The Cork owners Keith (far left) and Dena Blauschild

By: Carly Levy

Candidate Joshua Simmons held his campaign kickoff party with friends along with his team of volunteers at the Cook & The Cork restaurant last week.

Simmons, who is running for Coral Springs city commission seat 4 in the November 2018 election spoke about his upbringing in St. Louis, Missouri to a mother who taught him all about kindness, respect, and to always be “a force for good” – a quality that he plans to employ as city commissioner.

“We need to believe in the people that we put in charge of our government,” said Simmons. “I will model that every single day as your commissioner.”

His goals as a city commissioner are to improve relationships with small businesses as well as attract new ones from all over the state and country. He also supports year-round technological training for senior citizens which will allow them to continue play a part in the city as well as letting them know that they are not forgotten.

“We want to make sure that they are a part of our lives every step of the way,” said Simmons.

Energy efficiency is important to Simmons and he would like to see options for solar paneling in the city’s parks. He also stressed that more attention needs to be brought to the city’s oldest neighborhoods by revitalizing them.

“I want to make sure that your problems are addressed whether I can do something about them or not,” said Simmons. “But I want you to know that I will put the work in to try to get it done.”

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Carly Levy Carly Levy was born and raised in Coral Springs. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Film and minored in theatre. Her goal is to leave a mark on the world with her writing in any way that she can.

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  • yongo

    Maybe this candidate will get his team together and join the save betty straddling protest. If he doesn’t then we know where he stands and we will not back him for city commissioner if he does we know he is for the people.

  • kilroy

    No where in this article does it say how long has he lived in Coral Springs other than being from St Louis and having a mom that taught him kindness what makes him qualified to run for this ? If he has not lived here for at least 20 years then get lost Joshua and go run in St Louis…

  • barb

    I am still waiting to hear how he plans to make the morning meeting if he is a school teacher.

    • kilroy

      he will call out and the tax payers will pay for a sub.

  • kilroy

    Simmons holds a BA in political science and a master’s in psychology. In the future, he said he wants to earn his doctorate at Nova Southeastern University.

    all this to teach civics at Pompano Middle ? only thing missing is the gender studies degree and it’s a trifecta .