Devrae Noel-Simmons: Election Campaign Website

November 10, 2010

[Updated] Well known fitness aficionado Devrae Noel-Simmons has launched a campaign website for the upcoming election in Constituency 26, Warwick South Central. A former bodybuilder, Mr Noel-Simmons is a veteran fitness trainer who has worked with many of the island’s athletes over the years.

The bye-election will be held on December 15th to fill the seat vacated by former Premier Dr Ewart Brown. The PLP has put forward former Senator Marc Bean to contest the seat, and the BDA has put forward political newcomer Sylvan Richards as their candidate.

devrae website

The website lists no party affiliation, there has been no official announcement as of yet from the UBP on whether Mr Noel-Simmons is their official candidate or not, however it is understood he will stand for the UBP.

On the website Mr Noel-Simmons says “Like many people, I had lots of ideas and opinions, but never had an interest in actively serving in politics. I was more interested at the time of experiencing life in different countries and cultures. However this attitude was dramatically reversed when I was first introduced to politics in 1999 by a young , energetic and inspirational Bermudian by the name of Keith Young, (the United Bermuda Party candidate for constituency 16, Pembroke East Central), whose sheer commitment to his community inspired me to look closer at my own sense of worth as a Bermudian, and what I could do to help my fellow citizens.”

You can visit the website here.

Update 2:44pm: The UBP held a press conference at 2pm this afternoon, officially confirming Mr Noel-Simmons as their candidate. Story, photos and videos to come later. [now posted here]

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  1. Half-a-Clue says:

    What’s a “Small Business Qwner”?

  2. Summarized says:

    Note 1: He has no words of his own…(the tab on website is left empty/blank)
    Note 2: His webmanager needs to use spellcheck…
    Note 3: First impression – weak (pun intended)
    Note 4: Sorry, he will not get my vote.

    • Jorge says:

      You must be looking at the wrong website because there are no blank links that I can see, maybe you need a new computer.

      And second, while you are critizing at least Dev is doing something and trying to be a part of the solution.

      Guess it is safe to say some people will always find something negative to say no matter what happens.

  3. Princess says:

    Shame he got rid of the pink mohawk – I rather liked it and could envision it in the House…..

  4. no says:

    Awesome, another would-be politician with no relevant experience!

  5. Yng Black Mind says:

    I applaud Devrae for his passion and committment to take the stance to be apart of the solution to our country’s problems – - – instead of being like others (some of which just sit and write on this blog everyday) that do not contribute anything besides words and slander – - – @no says – I can agree that it appears that he does not have relevant experience; however, do we want the “status quo” in the state that the country is in right now? Just a thought to consider – - He may not be the right person (opinion – everyone has one), but at least he is willing to put himself out there to help

    • Scott says:

      i’m with YBM here. Although people may not be willing to vote for Devrae, at least acknowledge his efforts in trying to be part of the solution. A lot of our politicians have “no relevant experience”.. hell look at our current cabinet, as well as cabinets in the past.

      at the end of the day, quoting YBM, he is willing to put himself out there to help. At least give him a chance before criticizing him on stupid little hiccups that we all make.

  6. Bermyite says:

    So he’s just finished his sentencing period?
    “Unfortunately I too am not without guilt, I was arrested on December 31st 2008 and was given an 18 month suspended sentence for possession of drugs”…….
    And wasn’t this outside of a school (increased penalty zone)?

    • user says:

      Now the reason for drug testing becomes apparent…even more interesting.

  7. Truth says:

    Like him or not, he is being transparent. That is no easy or small task given how critical people can be. Whether you support him or not is not important. Being unjustly critical is not helpful nor is it necessary. We have to become a people who can respectfully disagree on a matter and the type of people that will encourage an effort like this, even if he wouldn’t get our vote. There is no harm in encouraging wholesome efforts.

  8. Vote for says:

    Why we suppoort for Mr. Noel-Simmons for MP:

    a. He’s running on a platform we believe can help Bermuda Presntly address our poor economic state and his security expereince
    b. He’s young, had problems and a good example that one can change their life around. He’s transparent, unlike others in the house that went to jail and won’t speak about their experience nor help others.
    c. He’s a family man and takes care of his family, no one chasing him for child support, nor does he have baby daddy challenges.
    d. He’s running for the only political party I presently trust. I have Lost faith in the PLP and the BDA can’t be credible until they resign the UBP seats.