We have been watching Jo Anne Simon for a few decades now. From community activist to Assembly member and now bidding to be Brooklyn’s Borough President, Jo Anne is our choice. The Borough President is the cheerleader for the County within a city that has four other counties vying for pull.
Strategic planning is in her DNA. Negotiating with developers for sensible planning is more important now than ever and in this field of inexperienced negotiators. We found her to be far and away the one who makes sense of consensus decisions when it comes to bringing sides together for a fair resolution to development. Her passion comes through clearly through the legislation she has been involved with while in the Assembly. From regulation of personal care products to introduction of workplace practices, she seems completely absorbed in handling constituent concerns.
Antonio Reynoso is familiar to us. As the council representative to Bushwick, Williamsburg and parts of Ridgewood, he has established a reputation of not being able to negotiate with wisdom. It’s not his time yet. Simon is our choice.