JSU alum elected to Mississippi Legislature


(JACKSON, Miss.) – Jackson State University class of 2000 College of Business graduate Derrick Simmons was elected to the Mississippi State Senate in the March 1, 2011, special election for District 12. Simmons, a Democrat, will fill the vacancy created by former senator Johnnie Walls, who was elected to the Circuit Court. Simmons will serve until the 2011 Mississippi legislative elections.

An attorney and businessman, Simmons graduated from JSU as the top accounting student. He earned his law degree from the Howard University School of Law and his M.B.A. from the Howard Business School. The Greenville native is married to the former CuWanda Flowers.

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10 thoughts on “JSU alum elected to Mississippi Legislature

  1. Congrats Nupe!!! Who says that great things don’t come out of JSU…or Greenville for that matter. Keep Achieving!!!

  2. Congratulations! 🙂 May God continually bless you and keep you, and may you continue to be an inspiration to all that great things can happen! Go Jackson State!

  3. Congrats is in order. Remember your tiger family……Thank you for being the best, we know you will serve the state with proud.

  4. Derrick, congratulations! It’s good to see our children (JSU) during great. Keep during what you are during. May God continue to bless you.

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