Jo Anne Simon
Jo Anne Simon (2014) is a lawyer specializing in disabilities rights. She has spearheaded many local causes important to her Brooklyn district that include land use, public health and transportation. In 2014, she was elected as Assemblywoman from the 52nd Congressional District in Brooklyn and has become an active and influential legislator in Albany. She is past president of the Boerum Hill Association and Everyone Reading, an advocacy group for the learning impaired. Her writing skills have been honed from years of writing and editing public submissions, legal briefs, speeches and more. She is a founding member of the Mohbat Prize. A familiar face to local leaders, political, educational and otherwise, Jo Anne resides in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.