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Alisa Simmons, a proud mother, entrepreneur, community activist, lifelong Democrat, and YOUR Democratic Nominee for Tarrant County Commissioner Precinct 2!

Born and raised in Austin, TX, Alisa's parents instilled the importance of hard work at an early age. Both her mother and father were proud union members.  They ensured she and her sister benefited from an excellent public education, beginning at Austin's historic Pease Elementary, the oldest continuously operating school in the state, established in 1876.

At J. H. Reagan High School, she found her passion for Journalism. She graduated from Texas Woman's University with a degree in Journalism, and was a journalist for 12 years, working for KNOK/KHVN, KRLD, WFAA, and NBC5 as a writer, reporter, assignment editor and on-air.
Alisa transitioned from broadcast journalism to a career in public safety where she spent 22-years as a county 9-1-1 administrator, supporting dispatch operations of all Tarrant County EMS, police and fire departments. In her role as Public Information Officer and Marketing and Communications Manager for the Tarrant County 9-1-1 District, she utilized her expertise to improve the county's 9-1-1 network, communicate important messages to citizens, and educate the public about the 9-1-1 system. Her knowledge positioned her as a national subject matter expert and the go-to person resulting in Federal Communications Commission (FCC) committee appointments, election to the board of directors for state and national public safety communications professional associations and congressional awards.

​Currently, Alisa runs her own small business. She is a HUB certified entrepreneur who understands first-hand the choices and challenges that go into making the bottom line. She is passionate about supporting fellow small businesses, strengthening the local economy, and creating opportunities for others to succeed.

Outside of her professional career, Alisa has dedicated herself to our community. She has served on the boards of countless organizations throughout Arlington and Tarrant County, working to improve the lives of those around her.

Her service started when she was a young mother, as a room parent at her children's schools. Alisa enjoyed impacting schools and students by bringing a working mom's perspective at the building and district level. Her leadership was frequently sought after, which led her to serve on the Arlington Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee, Chisholm Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross Board of Directors, and a 10-year member of the YMCA Arlington Board of Directors. In addition, Alisa currently serves as President of the Arlington NAACP,  First Vice President of Texas NAACP and a member of the ACLU of Texas Board of Directors. Her authentic, collaborative, and no-nonsense style of leadership has resulted in an exemplary record of results in Arlington.

Now, Alisa is running to serve on the Tarrant County Commissioners Court to continue her advocacy for the less fortunate and those who are marginalized and to be a steward for taxpayers who deserve fiscally responsible leadership. 

As your Tarrant County Commissioner, representing the Southeast quadrant of the county, she will work to improve health care delivery and make sure everyone has access to quality affordable housing by improving processes and removing barriers that prevent timely response to those in need.   

​Alisa's collaborative style of advocacy makes her the leader we need for all Tarrant County residents
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