Michael Simanowitz

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Michael Simanowitz
Candidate for
New York State Assembly District 27

Political party Democratic
Profession Staffer
Website Campaign site
Michael Simanowitz is a Democratic candidate in the September 13 special election for the New York State Assembly, District 27. The special election was called to fill the vacancy created when Nettie Mayersohn (D) retired from the Assembly.[1]

Simanowitz graduated from Queens College with a BA in Political Science. He served as outgoing Assemblywoman Mayersohn's Chief of Staff for over 14 years. He is also a Deputy Inspector with the NYPD.[2]



See also: State legislative special elections, 2011

Simanowitz defeated Marco Desena (R) and Justin Jacobs (New Yorkers for Reform) in the September 13, 2011 special election. Simanowitz is also running on the Independence and Working Family Party tickets.[3]


Campaign themes

Simanowitz's campaign site outlines several policy goals.

  • "Tax incentives so small businesses can grow and create jobs"
  • "More frequent gas tax holidays to save drivers money at the pump"
  • "A tax reduction for middle-class families"
  • "Increased funding for job-training programs"
  • "The preservation of rent control laws"

Candidate debate

Queens Public Television will air debates featuring the District 23 and District 27 candidates. The debates have already been taped and will air several times in the run-up to September 13 special election. The schedule of airings can be found here.



67-15 Parsons Blvd

Fresh Meadows, NY 11365

Email: simanowitzforassembly@gmail.com

Phone: (718) 969-5711

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