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.”
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.