“This is not about politics for me. It’s something that I always wanted to do. It’s just about bringing people closer together,” Simmons said Thursday. “You know, when I was coming up, people love and respected the police, the deputies. And I want to be the one to bring that back, especially in the community that I serve.” Despite limited experience, he said he could put together the right people to help him in the job.
“I know how to run the team,” Simmons said. “My style is going to be to surround myself with guys that have been doing it way longer than I’ve been doing it, surround myself with smarter people. And I know it’ll be successful.”