Who Is Bill Harris? Jo Anne Simon’s Husband

Jo Anne Simon husband

Bill Harris is an American who is best known as the husband of Jo Anne Simon, an attorney, and politician serving as a member of the New York State Assembly for the 52nd District of the New York State Assembly.

She is a Democrat. The district includes portions of Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Cobble Hill, Carroll G ardens, Gowanus, Park Slope, Boerum Hill and DUMBO in Brooklyn. She was a candidate for Congress in New York’s newly redrawn 10th congressional district in 2022.

Simon was born in 1952 in Yonkers, New York. A first-generation college student, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Iona College. She later earned a Master of Arts degree from Gallaudet University and a Juris Doctor from the Fordham University School of Law.

After graduating from law school, Simon established a disability civil rights law firm in Downtown Brooklyn. She also worked as an adjunct assistant professor of law at Fordham University. A resident of Brooklyn for nearly forty years, Simon formerly served as the president of the Boerum Hill Association before being elected to the New York State Assembly. In 2014, she was elected district leader and state committeewoman for the 52nd Assembly district.

On October 1, 2020, Simon announced her candidacy for Brooklyn Borough President in front of James Madison High School as a tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg. If she had been elected, she would have been the first woman to hold the office; she finished in second place, behind City Council member Antonio Reynoso.

In 2014, nine-term Assemblywoman Joan Millman announced she would retire. Soon after, Simon announced she would enter the race to succeed her. In a three-way primary, Simon secured over 53% of the vote and won the general election with 69% of the vote. Simon was sworn into office on January 1, 2015. In the Assembly, she serves as the chair of the Subcommittee on Tuition Assistance Programs.

Jo Anne Simon Husband: Who Is Jo Anne Simon’s Husband?

Jo Anne Simon is married to her husband Bill Harris. The couple resides in Boerum Hill.