Dear Friends,

It has been an honor and a privilege to represent the 52nd Assembly District as your Democratic State Committeewoman and District Leader, and to work closely with Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman and my co-leaders over the past 10 years - Alan Fleishman, Chris Owens, and just recently, Josh Skaller. Together we have fought for our communities and for accountability, transparency and independence in Brooklyn politics.

Recently, Assemblywoman Millman announced that she is not seeking re-election. I am running for her seat with her strong support, for which I am profoundly honored and grateful. I am also proud to have the support of Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, and NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, to name two others who have endorsed me.

I ask for your continued support in a new role - that of New York State Assemblywoman. To do this, I will need your help financially and with "boots on the ground" - petitioning, leafleting, and knocking on doors - to bring our message of reform, accountability and humanity to Albany.

Please use the features on this new website to let me know how we can work together for victory in this election for state Assembly.

Thank you for your support.


Jo Anne


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NASW-NYC PACE Endorses Jo Anne Simon

September 19, 2014

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Jo Anne Simon Has Been Endorsed By ...

September 18, 2014

Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman

U. S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Congresswomen Nydia Velázquez and Yvette Clarke

NYC Public Advocate Letitia James

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams

New York State Senator Velmanette Montgomery

New York State Assembly Members Jim Brennan, Deborah Glick, Walter Mosley, Annette Robinson, and Matthew Titone

New York City Council Members Carlos Menchaca, Antonio Reynoso, Rosie Mendez and Helen Rosenthal

Brooklyn-Queens NOW PAC

Brooklyn Young Democrats

Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats

Citizens Union (Preferred)

Council of School Supervisors & Administrators, Local 1 American Federation of School Administrators, AFL-CIO

District Council 37 AFSCME, AFL-CIO

Eleanor's Legacy

Empire State Pride Agenda

504 Democratic club

The Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club

Lambda Independent Democrats

Local 891 of the International Union of Operating Engineers

National Association of Social Workers - Political Action for Candidate Election (NASW-NYC PACE)


New York State United Teachers

New York Times

Organization of Staff Analysts

Planned Parenthood Advocates of New York PAC

Planned Parenthood New York City Votes

Professional Staff Congress, AFT Local #2334 

Prospect Heights Democrats for Reform

Stonewall Democratic Club of NYC 

Uniformed Fire Officers Association  

United Federation of Teachers

Women's Campaign Fund

Jo Anne & U. S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Attend Fordham Law School dedication

September 18, 2014

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"Wisdom has built a home" was the theme of Fr. Joseph McShane, president of Fordham University, at the official dedication of its new law school building. I am proud to be a Fordham law alum and adjunct faculty member. Fordham Law (which began admitting women to its law school in 1918) has been a beacon "in service of others" and it was on display yesterday evening. 

After the festivities, I was able to spend a few minutes chatting with US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. She congratulated me on my recent primary victory - she used to live in Carroll Gardens, after all! Also on hand were former mayor Michael Bloomberg, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, fellow alumni US Representative Jerrold Nadler and State Senator Dean Skelos, and Assemblymember Deborah Glick. Got to see some old friends as well!