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


latest news

NY1 Online: NY1 Statehouse Reporter Reviews High-Profile Primary Races

July 27, 2014

By: NY1 News 07/25/2014 10:58 PM  

NY1 VIDEO: NY1 statehouse reporter Zack Fink gave Political Anchor Errol Louis an overview of some of the most watched Assembly and Senate primary races this year.  

The discussion of the 52nd Assembly District race begins at 6 minutes and 16 seconds into the clip.

Concern in Brooklyn as LICH ER shrinks

July 15, 2014

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SUNY says NYU is prepping space for September move-in

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Supporters of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) rallied outside the Cobble Hill hospital's emergency department on Thursday to express concern about SUNY shrinking what remains of the ER.

SUNY workers moved the unit into the hospital's former pediatric emergency department, a smaller space.

SUNY, which has kept the ER open as a walk-in urgent care clinic as part of its sale of LICH to developer Fortis Property Group, says it is preparing the full ER space for NYU, which will be operating a "walk-in ER" there starting in September.

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Here Come the Candidates to Succeed Joan Millman in the 52nd NYS Assembly District | Brooklyn...

July 7, 2014

Three Democrats are lining up to win the party's nomination to succeed Joan Millman in the 52nd AD, which covers Brooklyn Heights. Millman announced her retirement from the Assembly earlier this year.

First up is Jo Anne Simon, the Democratic District Leader for the 52nd AD, who has a long history of civic activity. She is Millman's pick in the race. Other endorsing Simon include, according to her campaign: NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, Congresswomen Nydia Velazquez and Yvette Clarke, Assemblymembers Jim Brennan, Deborah Glick, Annette Robinson, and Walter Mosley, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery, NYC Councilmembers Rosie Mendez, Carlos Menchaca and Antonio Reynoso and former NYC Councilmember, now Deputy Brooklyn Borough President, Diana Reyna. Additionally, the Brooklyn Young Democrats, Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats (CBID), Lambda Independent Democrats (LID), and the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club. ...

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