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.[1] He was re-elected by acclaimation in the 2009[1] and 2013 elections.[2][3] Simms announced in May 2017 announced that he will not seek another term in the 2017 election[4].

Provincial politics[edit]

Simms' first foray into provincial politics was in the 1993 provincial election, representing the Progressive Conservative Party in the electoral district of Harbour Main.[5] He came in second to Don Whelan, receiving 3141 votes to Whelan's 3310.[6]

In 2014, Simms joined the Liberal Office of the Official Opposition as an advisor.[7]

In 2015, Simms announced he would seek the Liberal Party nomination in the district of Mount Pearl North.[8] He was subsequently acclaimed as the party's candidate for the 2015 provincial election.[9] On November 30, 2015, Simms was defeated by Progressive Conservative incumbent Steve Kent.[10]


  1. ^ a b "Mount Pearl: silence is golden". The Telegram. St. John's. 19 September 2009. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "13 vying for council in Mount Pearl". The Telegram. St. John's. 23 September 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Randy Simms acclaimed as Mount Pearl mayor". CBC News. 30 August 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  4. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/randy-simms-mount-pearl-not-seeking-re-election-1.4128985
  5. ^ "1993 Election Report" (PDF). Elections Newfoundland and Labrador. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "1993 Election Report" (PDF). Elections NL. 
  7. ^ "Randy Simms to work for Liberal Opposition". CBC News. 6 November 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  8. ^ "Randy Simms to seek Liberal nomination". The Telegram. St. John's. 4 August 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "Nominations Close in Mount Pearl North and Virginia Waters". Liberal Party of NL. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  10. ^ "Steve Kent beats Randy Simms in battle of Mount Pearl North". CBC News. 30 November 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 

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