Landry M. Simmons, Jr.
Landry M. Simmons, Jr. (5 February 1969) is an American politician and entrepreneur.
Simmons ran as a republican candidate from Ward 11 in Cleveland's 2017 mayoral race. He has served as an elected committeeman for Ward 11B for The Republican Party of Cuyahoga County since 2016. Simmons has announced his intention to run for Cleveland mayor in the 2021 election.
Simmons is a deputy sheriff with the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2010 Simmons was involved in an off-duty shooting incident while attempting to prevent a shoplifter from leaving a store. He suffered minor injuries during the altercation.
Landry is the 4th great grandson of former North Carolina Senator William Polk Dobson, who served between the years of 1818–1819, 1827, 1830–1834, 1836, and 1842. Dobson was also a lawyer. Landry is also the 4th great nephew of former U.S. president James Polk.
Simmons formerly owned the hip hop and rap recording company Simmons Time Records. The label signed Hellish Made Clique, who climbed to No. 6 on the Rolling Stone MP3 charts.Their single "Pistols Up" was featured on a Riffage Movie Madness compilation album. Canis, a member of Hellish Made Clique, was also signed by Simmon’s label as a solo rap artist.
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