Andrew Simons To Replace Marshall In Senate

February 13, 2017

OBA  Party Leader Michael Dunkley announced a change to the OBA’s Senate team, saying that “Mrs. Georgia Marshall has stepped down as Senator and is to be succeeded by Mr. Andrew Simons.”

“I have been very grateful for the opportunity to serve my country and the OBA as a Senator and hope I have made a positive contribution,” Mrs. Marshall said.

Georgia Marshall Bermuda February 13 2017

“The Premier and the OBA continue to have my full support. I believe Bermuda is going in a positive direction and all the economic indicators show that the policies of the OBA Government are working for the benefit of all Bermudians.”

The Premier said: “I first want to say how much I appreciate Georgia’s contribution to the public life of Bermuda and to the party. She possesses a keen intellect and compassionate spirit, which she brought to bear in the Senate and in our discussions to advance progressive reform on issues affecting everyday lives.

“Georgia served well for two years and it is my hope she continues to play a role in public life because Bermuda can only benefit from her commitment.

“As Premier and Party Leader, I believe it is important to use the Senate as a platform to introduce new perspectives and experience to the issues we face as a community.

“In that regard, I take this opportunity to announce that Mr. Andrew Simons has accepted my invitation to join the OBA Senate team.”

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  1. NO MORE WAR says:

    I can truly understand why this lady Mrs. Marshall lost the last by election. She is giving up after serving only 2 years. Wow that tells me she isn’t truly committed.

    • Bernudas own Kellyanne Conway.

    • Toleratate says:

      Obviously you CANNOT understand why she lot the last by election.

    • Sinking Boat says:

      Wait until after the election she’s just the first hmmmm

    • Congrats says:

      What was her greatest accomplishment? What will history say was her measurable forte while in the Senate? When Ms Alexis Swan was in we read op-edvpieces and since her demise not One Singlr, Solitary word. The same for Georgia. Andrew will have op eds but his hands won’t get dirty where it counts in the field. Too young and inexperienced…..the new criteria to be a Senator.

  2. Joe Bloggs says:

    “As Premier and Party Leader, I believe it is important to use the Senate as a platform to introduce new perspectives and experience to the issues we face as a community.”

    I would prefer if the Senate was a place for mature consideration by seasoned veterans, as it used to be.

    • PBanks says:

      Agree. Want to groom future Parliamentarians? Have them in advisory boards, committees, etc. The Senate really shouldn’t be a training ground to get one’s feet wet.

      • Say Whaat? says:

        Good point.

      • Revelations says:

        Andrew has for years served on committees, advisory boards etc. and will contribute a great deal as a Parliamentarian.

    • Rich says:

      Sadly, it hasn’t served that role in 30+ years.

  3. watching says:

    Andrew is a good guy but this is an attempt to replace Marshall with a young black male. Marshall had no appeal whatsoever and going into election they trying to show their ‘diversity’.
    Surprised Andrew would accept based on how they abandoned him at the polling station when he lost to Diallo Rabain. It was awful.

  4. Bermudians are lucky to be born here. I guess those remarks came back to haunt her.

  5. Say Whaat? says:

    Congrats to Andrew Simons! I’m glad they found a way to get you to bring some fresh air to this stuff good ol boys party.

    Bye Georgia! Us ‘accidental Bermudians’ won’t miss you!

  6. Revelations says:

    Sorry to see Mrs. Marshall leave but Andrew will def. bring a great deal to the Senate chambers.

  7. reddamtibi says:

    Lose an election? Its cool the milkman has a seat for ya….

  8. Pepper Spray says:

    One right wing conservative out of touch OBA politician for another right wing conservative out of touch OBA politician who were both embarrassingly defeated in bi-elections. Unreal!!

    • Just the Tip says:

      How is Andrew a right wing conservative? please do explain and show you proof to back this statement up.

    • Unbelievable says:

      Pepper Spray, you have no idea what a conservative right wing politician is. It boggles the mind what people say in these message boards when they just run their mouths.

    • WarwickBoy says:

      Is being a “right wing conservative” a bad thing?

    • mark says:

      I love how you say right wing. Its obvious the plp are the right wing of our country – against himan rights and acting for their own financial gain sounds pretty right wing to me. Lol. So funny how the plp has become our equivalent of american republicans. Heres one born bermudian who isnt blinded by hate like you!

    • serengeti says:

      Right wing parties are nationalist, anti-foreigner, isolationist and protectionist. The right-wing conservatives in Bermuda are Furbert and Burt.

  9. sonso says:

    Pepper,

    Constituency 33 has never not been a PLP seat. And constituency 13 has been PLP since the single seat constituencies were introduced in 2003.

    Maybe you were one of those who were surprised, but the rest of Bermuda was not when Simmons and Rabain won their respective bye-elections.

    • hmmm says:

      I think you are correct, because there is no way Rabain or Simmons earned those seats, and to be honest, they have done absolutely nothing of value to move Bermuda forward since winning those seats.

  10. Jrsmith says:

    #accidentalbermudian

  11. Point boy says:

    Thanks Andrew. I knew you back in the youth sailing programs years ago on Whites Island. You were younger than most. But still a leader.

    This man has put the time and dedication into academics and services to our country.

    I believe he will fit well in the Senate! (More “seasoned veterans” watch out!)

  12. Walter B says:

    This appointment is all about optics.

    While I’m certain Mr. Simons has good intentions, I suspect he is very inexperienced for this position.

    Just my view……

    • PBanks says:

      To be fair, you could have also used the inexperience card on a number of current senators.