Denise Simmons


Denise is looking forward to running for re-election on November 7, 2023! She is thrilled to be seeking another term on the City Council to continue her open-door policy, her excellent constituent services, and her pragmatic, down-to-earth approach as a policy maker and as an advocate for those whose voices might otherwise go unheard in City Hall.

We are very much in need of volunteers to help us in the homestretch to November! If you can volunteer in any capacity (making calls, sending texts, holding signs, etc), please contact our campaign at [email protected]. lf you are unable to volunteer but wish to support Denise, your contributions will help power us and get our message out. You can donate online by visiting  

Denise has served long and honorably on the City Council, working not just to raise issues, but to actually get results. And with three incumbent city councilors choosing not to run for re-election this year, her voice and her experience are needed now more than ever. 

In addition to helping the City recover from the worst of the Covid-19 crisis, Denise has continued ensuring that critical City business -- such as the passage of the historic citywide Affordable Housing Overlay, keeping community members apprised of public safety concerns, and establishing the process that led to the selection of our next City Manager -- have moved forward in spite of the hurdles posed by the pandemic. And she has worked on quality of life issues, including working to establish a museum to house and promote the City's rich, vibrant history. 

“I remain staunchly committed to being a forceful advocate for the people I represent," says Denise. "I've never been focused on making the most noise, grabbing the most headlines, or shouting the loudest; I've been much more focused on solving problems, building bridges, and making sure the city is governed wisely. That’s what I do, it’s what I’ve always done, and it’s what I hope to continue doing should the people choose to send me back for another term in 2023.”

To contact the campaign, please email our campaign manager at [email protected]. To contact Denise about official City business, please email her at [email protected].


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