Marcus Simon

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Not to be confused with Simon Marcus.
Marcus Simon
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 53rd district
Assumed office
January 8, 2014
Preceded by James M. Scott
Personal details
Born Marcus B. Simon
(1970-07-01) July 1, 1970 (age 44)
Austin, Texas, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Rachel Anne Goldstein
Residence Falls Church, Virginia
Alma mater New York University (B.A.)
American University (J.D.)
Occupation Lawyer
Religion Reform Judaism
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1999–2003
Rank Captain
Unit J.A.G. Corps

Marcus Simon (born July 1, 1970) is an American lawyer and politician from Virginia. A member of the Democratic Party, Simon is the member of the Virginia House of Delegates for the 53rd district. There he serves on the Militia, Police & Public Safety and Science & Technology committees. As a lawyer, Simon was a member of the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the United States Army and his own law firm.


Simon received his bachelor's degree in journalism from New York University.[1] He worked as an aide for Jim Scott while Scott served in the Virginia House of Delegates. In 1995, he went to work for Katherine Hanley, as she served as was chair of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.[1][2] He attended night school as he received his juris doctor from American University Washington College of Law in 1999. He served in the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the United States Army for the next three years. Not wanting to remain a prosecutor, Simon entered real estate law in 2003. When the subprime mortgage crisis occurred in 2008, Simon and colleagues formed a law firm.[1]

Scott announced he would not seek reelection in 2013, and immediately endorsed Simon as his successor.[2] Simon won the seat in the 2013 elections.[3]


Virginia House of Delegates election: 53rd District, 2013[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Marcus Simon 13,726 66.71%
Republican W. Brad Tidwell 5,965 28.99%
Libertarian Anthony G. Tellez 852 4.14%
Write-ins 33 0.16%
Turnout 20,576 100.00%
Democratic hold Swing


Simon's father worked for Ralph Nader. As a member of "Nader's Raiders", Simon's father helped on the book Unsafe at Any Speed. His mother was a teacher for the Fairfax County Public Schools. They live in McLean, Virginia.[1]

Simon lives in Falls Church, Virginia, with his wife, Rachel, and two children, Emily and Zachary. He attends Temple Rodef Shalom.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Delegate Candidate Aims to Б─≤Make a Difference in the WorldБ─≥ - Sun Gazette Newspapers: News". March 21, 2013. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "State Del. Jim Scott, Human Rights Champion, Won’t Seek 12th Term". March 6, 2013. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  3. ^ Ann, Mary. "Virginia Election 2013: Marcus Simon Elected to House of Delegates - Elections - Falls Church, VA Patch". Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Official Results - General Election - November 5, 2013". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 

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