Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Democratic District Leader Jo Anne Simon formally launches Assembly bid

By Mary Frost

Democratic District Leader Jo Anne Simon formally launched her bid for state Assembly Thursday morning at a press conference on the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall. Simon is running for the 52nd Assembly District seat being vacated by Joan Millman, who is taking a post with the city's Department of the Aging.

The district includes Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Gowanus, DUMBO and part of Park Slope.

Flanked by Assemblymember Millman and Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, Simon stressed her deep roots in the district and decade of experience as district leader, her progressive credentials and her work on community issues both big and small - from public transportation to traffic calming in Downtown Brooklyn, access to affordable housing and education, and saving Long Island College Hospital, to name a few.

Full article: Brooklyn Daily Eagle