|Virginia House of Delegates, District 53|
|January 8, 2014|
|January 13, 2016|
|Years in position||0|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 5, 2013|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|High school||McLean High School, 1988|
|Bachelor's||New York University, 1992|
|J.D.||American University, 1999|
|Profession||Real estate attorney|
Simon earned a bachelor's degree in Near and Middle Eastern Studies and Journalism from New York University in 1992, and worked for several public office holders until returning to school for his law degree, which he earned from American University in 1999. He worked as a real estate attorney. He also worked in the United States Army Judge Advocate General Corps after law school.
At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Simon served on the following committees:
|Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014|
|• Militia, Police and Public Safety|
|• Science and Technology|
Simon’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Excerpt: "One of the things that makes Northern Virginia so unique is that even as we’ve become more urban, we continue to value and try to preserve our green spaces. ...As your representative I will fully support measures promoting clean air and clean water to protect our quality of life. ...A recent government study calculated that for every $1 spent by a polluter to control emissions, Americans receive $30 in benefits ranging from lower health care costs to attracting workers who want to reside where they are employed."
- Economic Development
Excerpt: "The obsession of the Republican majority in Richmond with promoting radical right wing social legislation is hurting Virginia's women, families, and now our reputation as a great place to locate a business."
Excerpt: "Study after study have shown that access to early childhood education improves outcomes from children. Investments in early childhood education now will result in lower spending on juvenile justice, social welfare, and prisons later."
Excerpt: "Traffic and Gridlock cost Falls Church and Fairfax residents thousands of dollars every year in wasted gas, lost time, day-care late fees, and countless other ways. ...As a member of the General Assembly I will work tirelessly to ensure that more of the revenue generated in Falls Church and Fairfax returns to Falls Church and Fairfax as funds for transportation. Too much money is diverted on Roads to Nowhere in rural parts of the state where there is no traffic, while we endure gridlock on Leesburg Pike, Lee Highway and Interstate 66 every evening from 3 in the afternoon until 8 at night."
- Gun Violence Prevention
Excerpt: "As your representative in the House of Delegates I will be a strong advocate for common sense measures like universal background checks for all gun purchases, even those of so-called private sellers at gun shows. I support limiting the size of magazines, empowering localities to make their libraries and teen centers gun-free zones, and reintroducing one handgun a month legislation."
Simon won the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 53. Simon ran unopposed in the June 11th Democratic Primary. He defeated W. Brad Tidwell (R) and Anthony Tellez (L) in the general election on November 5, 2013.
|Virginia House of Delegates, District 53 General Election, 2013|
|Republican||W. Brad Tidwell||29%||5,965|
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In 2013, Simon’s endorsements included the following:
- The Virginia Police Benevolent Association
- Virginia Farm Bureau
Simon and his wife, Rachel, have two children, Emily and Zachary. They live in Falls Church, VA.
Simon have been involved with the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the NVAR Standard Forms Committee, the Fairfax County Bipartisan Election Process Improvement Commission, the McLean Planning Committee, the Fairfax County Industrial Development Authority, the Fairfax County Economic Advisory Commission, and the Kent Gardens Recreation Club Board of Directors.
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- Del. Simon's website
- Campaign website
- Campaign blog (dead link)
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- Profile from Open States
- Project Vote Smart profile
- Virginia Public Access Project profile
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- Marcus Simon for Delegate, "Marcus Simon Biography," accessed September 5, 2013
- Marcus Simon for Delegate, "Key Issues," accessed September 5, 2013
- Virginia Board of Elections, “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 2013
- Marcus Simon for Delegate "Campaign blog," accessed September 5, 2013 (dead link)
- Project Vote Smart, "Marcus Simon - Biography," accessed September 5, 2013
Jim Scott (D)
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