|Political party Democratic|
Role American Politician
Education American University
Party Democratic Party
Name Luiz S.
Children Rachel Simmons
|Residence Rockville, Maryland, United States|
Luiz R. S. Simmons (born January 27, 1949) is an American politician who represented the 17th legislative district of the state of Maryland in the Maryland House of Delegates. The 17th district is located in Montgomery County and includes Gaithersburg, Rockville and Garrett Park. Simmons was first elected to the Maryland House of Delegates as a Republican in 1975. After serving 4 years, Simmons ran for County Executive in Montgomery County but was defeated in 1982. Simmons was elected again to the House of Delegates, as a Democrat in 2002.
Born in Winchester, Virginia, January 27, 1949, Simmons attended Plainview High School, Plainview, New York, graduating in 1966. According to a 1982 article in the Washington Post, his mother is Brazilian. Wash Post Metro Section 5/1782 He then attended the American University, earning a B.A. (school of international service) in 1970 and then a J.D. from the Washington College of Law at American University, J.D. 1974. Simmons was admitted to Maryland Bar in 1975 and the District of Columbia Bar in 1975.
After law school, Simmons served as the General Counsel for U. S. Representative Newton I. Steers from 1976 to 1978. He is the former Executive Director of the Montgomery-Prince George's Continuing Legal Education Institute, Inc. He is a partner in the law firm of Auerbach & Simmons and recently represented state delegate Kumar P. Barve on an alcohol-related traffic charge.
In the legislature
Simmons was a member of House of Delegates from January 10, 1979 to January 12, 1983 and from January 8, 2003 to January 11, 2014. During his second stint in the House of Delegates he served on the House Judiciary Committee and the Legislative Policy Committee.