December 29, 2006, NORTH HAMPTON, NH- Today Peter Simmons announced that he is very seriously considering a campaign for New Hampshire Republican State Chairman. "Over the past few days, several people have approached me about running to succeed Chairman Semprini," Simmons said. "I am seriously considering entering the race and will spend the next few days discussing this extensively with my family and several other Republicans around our great State. I will be making a final decision in the coming days and I am very committed to making the GOP a majority party again in New Hampshire at the local, state and federal levels of government," Simmons added.
Peter Simmons has a long history of political involvement at the local, state and federal level. He has served on numerous committees and boards in his native North Hampton, including the Budget Committee, Zoning Board of Adjustment and Planning Board. He currently serves as Chairman of the North Hampton Little Boar’s Head Commission, as an alternate member of the Conservation Commission, and as a member of the North Hampton Forever Committee.
Simmons also served in the New Hampshire State Legislature, representing North Hampton and Stratham. He was then appointed by Governor Meldrim Thomson, Jr. and confirmed by the Executive Council to serve as a Fish and Game Commissioner, the youngest ever to serve in that capacity at age 27.
Simmons served as a volunteer for the Chuck Douglas for Congress campaign, was elevated to Press Secretary, and then general advisor to the campaign. He was then appointed as Chief-of-Staff to Congressman Douglas.
He is a self-made businessman who has owned and operated several successful businesses in the State of New Hampshire. Simmons has a long history of involvement in political campaigns over the last 30 years for candidates at all levels of government.
Simmons describes himself as, "an everyday Republican who simply wants to see our party rebuild from the grassroots level up to serve all the people of New Hampshire."