Marcus Simon

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Marcus Simon
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 53rd district
Assumed office
January 8, 2014
Preceded byJim Scott
Personal details
Born
Marcus Bertram Simon

(1970-07-01) July 1, 1970 (age 48)
Austin, Texas, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Rachel Anne Goldstein
ResidenceFalls Church, Virginia
Alma materNew York University (B.A.)
American University (J.D.)
OccupationLawyer
Signature
Websitewww.marcussimon.com
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1999–2003
RankCaptain
UnitJ.A.G. Corps

Marcus Bertram 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, which includes Falls Church and parts of Fairfax County. There he serves on the Courts of Justice; Militia, Police & Public Safety; and Science & Technology committees. He serves as Parliamentarian for the House Democratic Caucus. As a lawyer, Simon was a member of the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the United States Army and his own law firm.

Career[edit]

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, who served as 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]

Results[edit]

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

Personal[edit]

Simon's father, Samuel A Simon, worked for Ralph Nader. As a member of "Nader's Raiders", Simon's father was one of the first 13 full time lawyers to found the original Public Interest Research Group (PIRG). He later joined Nader in heading up the Telecommunications Research and Action Center. 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 and his family attend Temple Rodef Shalom.[1] Marcus and his family have helped the Northen Virginia community grow over the past four years. Marcus and Rachel help the people they work for; while Emily and Zachary are great students that help the people around them at home or in school.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Delegate Candidate Aims to Б─≤Make a Difference in the WorldБ─≥ - Sun Gazette Newspapers: News". Sungazette.net. March 21, 2013. Retrieved November 7, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "State Del. Jim Scott, Human Rights Champion, Won't Seek 12th Term". Fcnp.com. 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". Fallschurch.patch.com. Retrieved November 7, 2013.
  4. ^ "Official Results - General Election - November 5, 2013". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on February 19, 2014. Retrieved November 7, 2013.

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