Randy Simms

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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.

Municipal Politics[edit]

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 acclaimed in the 2009 election and again in the 2013 election.

Provincial Politics[edit]

Simms' first foray into provincial politics was in the 1993 Provincial General Election, representing the Progressive Conservative Party in the electoral district of Harbour Main.[1] He came in second to Don Whelan, receiving 3141 votes to Whelan's 3310.[2]

In 2014, Simms joined the Liberal Office of the Official Opposition as an advisor.[3]

In 2015, Simms announced he would seek the Liberal Party nomination in the district of Mount Pearl North.[4] He was subsequently acclaimed as the Liberal candidate in Mount Pearl North for the 2015 Provincial General Election.[5]


  1. ^ "1993 Election Report" (PDF). Elections Newfoundland and Labrador. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "1993 Election Report" (PDF). Elections NL. 
  3. ^ "Randy Simms to work for Liberal Opposition". CBC. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Randy Simms to seek Liberal nomination". The Telegram. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Nominations Close in Mount Pearl North and Virginia Waters". Liberal Party of NL. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 

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