Jamal Simmons Biography
Jamal Simmons is an American political advisor serving as the communications director for Vice President Kamala Harris. Simmons succeeded Ashley Etienne on January 9, 2022. He has been featured as a political commentator for CBS News, NPR, MSNBC, CNN, and The Hill. In 2009, Washington Life magazine named Simmons as one of its most influential people under 40.
Jamal Simmons Age
Jamal was born on 20th July, 1971, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Jamal Simmons Height
He stand at a height of 5 feet and 6 inches.
Jamal Simmons Family
Jamel is the son of Danny Simmons, a neo-African abstract expressionist painter. His father is the older brother of hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons and rapper Joseph Simmons .
Jamal Simmons Parents
Jamel is the son of Danny Simmons, a neo-African abstract expressionist painter.
He is the co-founder and Chairman of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (since 1995). The foundation provides disadvantaged urban youth with arts access and education.
His father also founded Rush Arts Gallery and soon thereafter converted part of his loft in Brooklyn into the Corridor Gallery. The galleries provide exhibition opportunities to early and mid-career artists who do not have commercial representation through galleries or private dealers.
Jamal Simmons Siblings
Jamal has never been very open when it comes to talking about his private life, He believes his work to be the identity and insists on keeping his personal life classified.
Jamal Simmons Spouse
Simmons married Lynn Monique Jollivette in 1998 and they divorced in 2000.
Jamal is married to his longtime girlfriend Jewel James. Jamal and Jewel got married on May 14, 2016, at historic Metropolitan AME Church in downtown Washington. The couple had dated since 2013.
Jamal Simmons Children
Jamal reside in Washington, D.C, with their son and daughter.
Jamal Simmons Education
A native of Detroit, Simmons attended Cass Technical High School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Morehouse College and a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.
Jamal Simmons Career
Simmons worked for Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick and served as an advisor to Max Cleland. In 1992, Simmons worked as a press assistant on the Bill Clinton 1992 presidential campaign. From 1993 to 1995, he served as a press assistant in the Office of the United States Trade Representative. In 1996 and 1997, he served as a special assistant to Commerce Secretary Mickey Kantor. He also worked in the Office of Scheduling and Advance. After leaving the Clinton administration, Simmons briefly worked at Citigroup and United Technologies. In 1999 and 2000, he served as chief of staff for Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick. He also worked as deputy communications director for the Al Gore 2000 presidential campaign.
He later worked as deputy director of communications for the Democratic National Committee and communications director for Max Cleland’s 2002 re-election campaign for the United States Senate. Simmons then worked as press secretary for the Bob Graham 2004 presidential campaign and traveling press secretary for the Wesley Clark 2004 presidential campaign. He was a senior vice president at the Walker Marchant Group before establishing his own consulting firm. Simmons was also a principal at the Raben Group. He has been featured as a political commentator for CBS News, NPR, MSNBC, CNN, and The Hill. In 2009, Washington Life magazine named Simmons as one of its most influential people under 40.
Jamal Simmons Quotes
If my aunt had a male appendage, she’d be my uncle. Jamal on CNN, talking about all the “if” posts by the Clinton campaign regarding the rules (If we followed Republican primary rules if Michigan and Florida were seated if we looked at the national polls if we looked at the big states)… So Simmons said “If my aunt had a male appendage, she’d be my uncle,” he was saying “if things were different, they’d be different,” featured on The Daily Show. 2008-05-08
I think nobody really loves America more than black Americans, because black Americans loved America even when America didn’t love us back. Jamal at the Canadian-American Business Council luncheon. 2008-11-13
…Everybody ran around like kids sucking on Pixie Stix having a sugar high. They were so excited, the Republicans. So what happens after your sugar high is you come to the crash. And the crash is where we are now, and people realize that John McCain didn’t really know Sarah Palin when he chose her. And now that she’s on the ticket, nobody has any real confidence that she’s ready to be President. Jamal on Sarah Palin featured on Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell, 2008-10-21
Jamal Simmons Salary
Jamal annual wage is estimated to be USD 50,000.
Jamal Simmons Networth
His networth is estimated to be USD 200,000.
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