WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson today announced that Anne Simmons will serve as Democratic Staff Director for the House Agriculture Committee.
“Anne brings both a thorough understanding of Capitol Hill and an in-depth knowledge of Agriculture Committee issues to this position,” Peterson said. “She has long been a trusted advisor to Agriculture Committee leaders and will serve an important leadership role in upcoming farm bill reauthorization discussions.”
Simmons currently serves as the Committee’s Senior Policy Advisor. She has been on the Agriculture Committee staff since 1993, serving under former Ranking Member Charlie Stenholm (Texas) and former Chairman Kika de la Garza (Texas). Prior to joining the Committee, Simmons was on the staff of then-Congressman Tim Johnson (South Dakota). Simmons was raised on a corn, soybean and livestock farm near Spencer, Iowa, and graduated from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa.