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.

Best,

Jo Anne


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Jo Anne Simon Has Been Endorsed By ...

September 1, 2014

Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman

U. S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Congresswomen Nydia Velázquez and Yvette Clarke

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

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







Choices for the Legislature and the Civil Court

August 29, 2014

The New York Times

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

AUG. 29, 2014


Assembly District 52 (Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, parts of Prospect Heights): Voters are fortunate to have two good candidates to replace the departing assemblywoman, Joan Millman. Jo Anne Simon, a respected lawyer, has been a stalwart worker for the community, helping to fight Vito Lopez, the borough's tyrannical former Democratic Party leader. She is running against Pete Sikora, a union official who has worked with reform groups, including the New York Public Interest Research Group. Both candidates have endorsements they can be proud of, but Ms. Simon is well known for her dedicated work for the people of the district. Of two worthy candidates, Jo Anne Simon is our choice.


See the original editorial at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/30/opinion/choices-for-the-legislature-and-the-civil-court.html?_r=0