About Nick Simmons

Candidate for State Senate – 36th

Whether it has been serving as Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Ned Lamont, being one of the youngest acting principals in the State of New York or serving as a Senior Advisor in the Biden Administration, Nick Simmons has worked to devote his career to public service and getting things done.

Nick and his four siblings were all born and raised in Greenwich, and he has spent over twenty-two years of his life in Greenwich and Stamford. His parents still live in the same house they bought over forty years ago, just ten minutes from Greenwich Avenue. 

In 2011, Nick earned his bachelor’s degree from Yale University. In 2012, he left a short stint at UBS Investment Bank to become a 7th grade math teacher at a middle school in Harlem, New York. At 26 years old, he became acting school principal – one of the youngest in the entire state of New York. Now Nick Simmons is running to be State Senator in the 36th district.

From Harlem, Simmons earned a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School and an MBA from Harvard Business School to learn how to better get things done in both the public and private sectors.

He then returned to Connecticut to join the Lamont Administration, where he worked for three years, most recently as Deputy Chief of Staff. Over the course of Nick’s time in the Governor’s Office he helped lead the design and implementation of policies that included the investment of hundreds of millions of dollars to grow the state’s economy, to upgrade highways and railways, to rebuild crumbling schools, and to train thousands of workers to fill open jobs.

In 2021, Simmons was tapped to serve as a Senior Advisor in the Biden Administration, where he was asked to help lead the work to reopen schools nationwide during COVID-19 and ensure $190 billion dollars of federal education aid was steered to properly address learning loss, teacher shortages, and the student mental health needs.