Sen. David Simmons, Named Florida Senate President Pro Tempore, Plans to Continue Education Efforts

Sen. David Simmons, a Seminole County Republican who has run the education budget in both the Florida House and Senate during his long tenure, has risen to the second-in-command post of the upper chamber.

And from his post as Senate president pro tempore, Simmons plans to continue his efforts to improve the public schools while also supporting expanded opportunities in the private education sector.

The entire state suffers when children don’t get a proper education, Simmons said. “Education is key to success.”

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