- DISTRICT: Brooklyn
- REGION: New York City
- GOVERNMENT BODY: Borough President
- YEAR: 2021
- CONTACT: Campaign Website
Jo Anne Simon
Jo Anne Simon is running for Brooklyn Borough President and is currently an Assembly Member of New York State Assembly District 52. Simon supports policies that speed up our transition away from fossil fuels and prioritize a just transition to a green economy when making land use and transportation decisions. She has worked with Gowanus Canal Conservancy and local groups to replace the aging Gowanus Expressway, advocating instead for an environmentally sustainable tunnel.
If elected, Simon will reduce reliance on cars and improve mass transit. She will push the MTA to accelerate its pledge for a 100% electric bus fleet before 2040. Additionally, Simon will continue efforts for access to clean water and improve water testing standards.