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Judge Leah A. Simms Campaign Material
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Judge Leah A. Simms, the daughter of Aubrey Watkins Simms and Bob Simms, was the first African-American woman to serve as judge in the state of Florida from 1981 to 1986. Prior to her election, she was the first African-American woman to serve as Assistant State Attorney in Miami Dade County from 1980 to 1981. From 1960 to 1962, she was the first African-Amercian student at Robert E. Lee Junior High School in Miami after desegregation.