Simmons seeking to continue career

Running for Escambia County (Fla.) sheriff

With 34 years of serving the citizens of Pensacola and the county, Chip Simmons is looking to add a new chapter to his life by running for sheriff of Escambia County, Fla.

Simmons, 56, is seeking the Republican nomination and currently has no opposition on the GOP ticket.

"I've dedicated my entire adult life to law enforcement," Simmons said. "I want to continue to serve every family in Escambia County and want to make the county the safest place to live."

Simmons was born on a military base in Keflivik, Iceland, and his parents relocated to Pensacola in 1971. He attended Bellview Elementary S...

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