Dear Friends,

From the bottom of my heart - thank you. 

With your help, our grassroots campaign for New York State 

Assembly was successful. Thank you for volunteering, for 

donating your time, energy and money. For telling your stories 

about why my candidacy mattered to you. Thank you for believing that public service and good government matter. Thank you for believing in me. And thank you for voting.

So many people helped make this victory happen.

Thank you to Assemblywoman Joan Millman, Congresswoman 

Nydia Velazquez, Senator Velmanette Montgomery, US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, NYC Public Advocate Tish James, Assemblyman Jim Brennan, Councilmembers Carlos Menchaca, Antonio Reynoso, Rosie Mendez and Helen Rosenthal, and so many others for your leadership, support and guidance and for taking that leap with me.

Thank you to my campaign team led by Paul Nelson and John Longo, and ably assisted by David Czyzyk and Ptahra Jeppe. 

And now, the hard work begins.  I look forward to working with you all to address the urgent issues that face our communities, our city and the great state of New York.

Jo Anne


latest news

NY Dyslexia Awareness Day at the Capitol

March 11, 2016

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Please click on the links or more information on A.4330-A and S.5439.

Click this Link to RSVP (for planning purposes only) 


Front Page news: NRA Targets Assemblymember Simon for Defeat!

January 7, 2016

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On Tuesday, January 5, the Daily News ran this front page story about Assemblymember Simon's proposed common sense ammunition regulation bill.  Both she and co-sponsor Senator Roxanne Persaud have been subjected to a barrage of vicious, threatening and demeaning communications on and off social media. The NRA's Tweeted image of bullets next to their faces is disturbing and unacceptable.

America has a gun violence problem.  Assemblymember Simon will not be bullied and sit idly by as guns kill our family, friends and neighbors.  The NRA's outrageous attacks on Assemblymember Simon and Senator Persaud have been covered by CBA, and CNN to and other media outlets:

NRA responds to NY lawmakers' gun safety measure by decorating their faces with bullets

NRA Tweets Bullets Beside Lawmakers Who Announced State Ammo Limit Bill

New York lawmaker calls NRA photo 'outrageous'

NRA Photo Of NY Lawmakers Next To Bullets Gets Backlash From De Blasio

Female state lawmakers slam NRA and other gun-rights groups for being extremist

Sweating bullets: NRA photo threatening Brooklyn pols ignites firestorm


Celebrate the New Year! Re-Elect Jo Anne Simon!

December 30, 2015

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