Randy Simms is the current mayor of Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador. Simms was also host of Open Line, a call-in radio talk show that airs weekday mornings on the VOCM/CFCB radio network, and a political commentator for The Telegram and CBC News.
Simms became mayor of Mount Pearl in 2007, when the previous mayor, Steve Kent stepped down to represent the district of Mount Pearl North in the House of Assembly. He was re-elected by acclaimation in the 2009 and 2013 elections. Simms announced in May 2017 announced that he will not seek another term in the 2017 election.
Simms' first foray into provincial politics was in the 1993 provincial election, representing the Progressive Conservative Party in the electoral district of Harbour Main. He came in second to Don Whelan, receiving 3141 votes to Whelan's 3310.
In 2015, Simms announced he would seek the Liberal Party nomination in the district of Mount Pearl North. He was subsequently acclaimed as the party's candidate for the 2015 provincial election. On November 30, 2015, Simms was defeated by Progressive Conservative incumbent Steve Kent.
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- "Steve Kent beats Randy Simms in battle of Mount Pearl North". CBC News. 30 November 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
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