Tony Simone is an American politician serving as a member of the New York State Assembly for the 75th district which encompasses Chelsea, Manhattan and parts of Hell’s Kitchen. Elected in November 2022, he assumed office on January 1, 2023.
Simone was born in Queens in 1970. His mother was born in Peru and immigrated to NYC in 1968. His father was born in Astoria, Queens, the oldest of four children in an Italian-American family.
His father drove taxis and trucks to support his family. His late grandfather was a Teamster’s union delegate, who showed him the importance of public service and collective action from a young age.
Simone has worked for former New York State Senator Catherine Abate, former New York State Comptroller Carl McCall, and former New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.
He also served on Hillary Clinton’s 2000 U.S. Senate campaign and has worked at non-profits such as People for the American Way and Hudson River Park Friends.
Tony Simone was the Director of Community Outreach for the NYC Council where his work included coordinating relief efforts after Hurricane Sandy.
He won the Democratic nomination for New York’s 75th State Assembly District in June 2022 with 37.9% of the vote and defeated Republican challenger Joseph Maffia by nearly 70% in November 2022. He is the first openly gay assembly member to represent New York’s 75th State Assembly district.
Tony Simone Net Worth: How Rich is Tony Simone?
Tony Simone’s net worth is estimated at around $3 million.