Jo Anne Simon has a growing list of progressive leaders and groups endorsing her candidacy to become Brooklyn’s first woman Borough President, including:
NY State Senator Velmanette Montgomery endorses Jo Anne Simon
I’m thrilled to endorse Jo Anne for Brooklyn Borough President. I’ve know Jo Anne as a community activist, a reformer unafraid to take on bullies, and as a partner in government fighting for social justice. Her bills to reform our campaign finance laws, prevent gun violence, and ensure education equity show she can get results.
Senator Montgomery’s career includes tireless advocacy for youth, public education, criminal justice reform, environmental preservation and civil rights.
Former US Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman endorses Jo Anne Simon
Jo Anne Simon would make a terrific Borough President and I am very pleased to support her. As a constituent, I know how hard Jo Anne fights for those she represents. As a former elected official, I see the compassion, the determination and the skills she brings to public office. She is committed to a progressive agenda, and will work tirelessly to achieve equal rights for women and people of color, better educational opportunities for Brooklynites and a government that works for all of us.
Former US Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman is the first and only woman to serve as either Brooklyn District Attorney or NYC Comptroller.
NY State Senator Andrew Gounardes endorses Jo Anne Simon
Senator Gounardes represents the 22nd district, which encompasses the neighborhoods of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Gravesend, Gerritsen Beach, Manhattan Beach, and Marine Park in Southern Brooklyn.
Assemblymember Robert Carroll endorses Jo Anne Simon
Robert Carroll represents the 44th District in the New York State Assembly, and is a member of many community organizations like the Windsor Terrace Food Coop and the Park Slope Civic Council.
Assemblymember Peter Abbate endorses Jo Anne Simon
I’ve admired Jo Anne Simon’s dedication to Brooklyn and the hardworking people who make the borough the great place it is today. I’m thrilled to see her step up to lead Brooklyn at this critical time. I’m proud to endorse Jo Anne for Borough President. It’s high time Brooklyn put a woman leader in office, and I’m confident our borough couldn’t ask for a better one.
Peter J. Abbate Jr. represents District 49 in the New York State Assembly, which consists of the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Borough Park, Bath Beach, Dyker Heights, Sunset Park and Bensonhurst.
Hon. Joan Millman endorses Jo Anne Simon
Prior to Jo Anne Simon’s term, Hon. Joan Millman represented District 52 in the New York State Assembly, which consists of the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Vinegar Hill, Gowanus, DUMBO, Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights and Prospect Heights.
Lori Citron Knipel, NYS Committee Member AD 44
Joanne Seminara, NYS Committee Member AD 64
Josh Skallar, NYS Committee Member AD 52
Ralph Perfetto, former NYS Committee Member AD 64
Bay Ridge Democrats endorse Jo Anne Simons
Bay Ridge Democrats is a progressive political club. We endeavor to strengthen the Democratic voice of our neighborhood through education, social action and electoral politics.
504 Democratic Club endorses Jo Anne Simon
Jo Anne has spent her career fighting for people with disabilities as a disability rights lawyer, an advocate, and a legislator. We must prioritize the inclusion of people with disabilities in the political and social fabric of our society. 504 Democrats proudly endorse Jo Anne Simon for Brooklyn Borough President.
504 Democratic Club is a NYC-based coalition of Democrats working towards inclusion of people with disabilities in the political & social fabric of society.
Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn endorse Jo Anne Simon
“Lambda Independent Democrats is proud to endorse Jo Anne Simon for Brooklyn Borough President” – 12/16/2020
Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn is the political voice of Brooklyn’s LGBTQ community. We strive to see LGBTQ people represented in all levels of Brooklyn politics, including elected office.
Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats endorse Jo Anne Simon
We are a political club of progressive Democrats local to Brooklyn who share a common goal to effect positive change in our city and state government.
Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club endorses Jo Anne Simon
Named for the legendary gay rights pioneer Jim Owles, the organization was formed in 2004 as a citywide political activist club with a mission to secure human rights, dignity, and freedom for all people.
Independent Neighborhood Democrats endorse Jo Anne Simon
The Independent Neighborhood Democrats’ mission is to bring the people of the 52nd Assembly District into active participation in the political process, and to seek and support candidates for party and public office with ability and integrity and to encourage the appointment of qualified public officials and employees.
Brooklyn Young Democrats endorse Jo Anne Simon
The Brooklyn Young Democrats is the official youth arm of the Kings County Democratic Party. We represent Young Democrats ages 16 to 35 living in all of Kings County. BYD works to engage, educate, and empower young people so they can actively represent their communities.
National Institute for Reproductive Health endorses Jo Anne Simon
NIRH Action Fund PAC is proud to endorse Jo Anne Simon for Brooklyn Borough President. In Jo Anne’s years as a legislator, she has made reproductive health, rights, and justice a priority. We know that as Borough President, she will continue to fight to ensure that the people of Brooklyn will have access to abortion, contraception, and safe birthing options. Jo Anne will bring the kind of leadership we need.
NIRH works across the country to advance proactive policy on the state and local levels to ensure that all people have access to reproductive health care, including abortion care.
Union of Arab Women endorses Jo Anne Simon
Union of Arab Women is proud to endorse Jo Anne Simon for Brooklyn Borough President,” said UAW founder Somia Elrowmeim. “Jo Anne brings a great deal of experience with local issues and legislative accomplishments to this race. As a lifelong community activist who has kept up the fight for racial justice and equality, she understands the struggles of the diverse communities she is seeking to represent and has a record of fighting for an inclusive Brooklyn.
Union of Arab Women of NYC is a progressive political group. We endeavor to strengthen the Democratic voice of Arab American community through education, civic engagement, social action and electoral politics.
Voters for Animal Rights endorse Jo Anne Simon
Voters For Animal Rights’ mission is to help elect candidates who support animal protection, lobby for strong laws to stop animal cruelty, and hold elected officials accountable to humane voters.