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Orange County Legislature

District 13 - Dennis W. Simmons

Representing the City of Port Jervis and the Town of Deerpark

Home: (845) 856-6595
Cell: (845) 729-5396


Personal: (Pedigree)

  • Born and raised in Port Jervis, NY by the late Kathryn E. and David C. Simmons. He has three brothers.
  • Married to Carla for 35 years; one daughter Kimberly who is married to Rick and two grandchildren - Ashley and Erick
  • Graduate of Port Jervis High School Class of 1969
  • BA in Liberal Studies, SUNY, Excelsior College
  • Retired from New York State Department of Corrections as Senior Correction Counselor after 32 years
  • Senior Master Sergeant with over 23 years service with the 105th Air Wing at Stewart Air National Air Base in Newburgh, NY
  • Presently on State Active Duty as part of Homeland Security with the Joint Task Force-Empire Shield as OIC of Force Protection at Camp Smith Training Site, Cortland Manor, NY

Business/Government Experience:

  • Port Jervis Councilman, 2002-2004

Community Involvement: (Civic Boards, Veterans Associations)

  • Life Member and Past Commander of the Roosa-Fleming VFW Post #161; Life Member and Past Commander of James C. Bilz American Legion Post #685; Life Member of the Air Force Sergeants Association; 36 year member of Port Jervis BPO Elks Lodge #645; 38 year member of Port Jervis Fire Department Excelsior Engine Company #5; Communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church; Member of the Port Jervis Knights of Columbus; Member of AOH Division #4; Member of the Neversink Valley Area Museum and Minisink Valley Historical Society; Benefactor Life Member of the NRA; Football Coach at Port Jervis High School for 12 years; Modified Wrestling Coach at Port Jervis Middle School for 7 years; past member, Orange County Parks and Recreation Commission

Political Affiliation:

  • Republican/Independence/Conservative

Important Issues:

  • Taxes, Jobs, Flooding

County Roles: (Chairs, Committees, Subcommittees, County Boards, Agencies)

  • Chairman, Education and Economic Development Committee
  • Member, Physical Services; Public Safety and Emergency Services;
  • Labor Relations Advisory
  • Past Member, Human Services; Personnel and Compensation; Heath and Mental Health Comm., Off-Track Betting Committees