Jo Anne Simon joins race for Brooklyn borough president

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The field in the race for Brooklyn borough president just got a little more crowded.

Last week, Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon threw her hat in the ring in the contest to succeed term-limited Eric Adams, who is making a mayoral bid himself.

If elected, Simon would be the first woman to lead Brooklyn Borough Hall.

Simon was elected to represent the 52nd Assembly District, encompassing parts of Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Gowanus, Park Slope and Prospect Heights, in 2014.

Prior to that, she served as the female Democratic District Leader for the area for a decade. She is also a former teacher for the deaf and a civil rights attorney.

Simon will compete with Councilman Antonio Reynoso, Councilman Robert Cornegy and several other expected candidates in the race. First Lady Chirlane McCray was reportedly interested in the role, as is Councilman Mathieu Eugene.

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