Maryland Businessman Neal Simon Makes It Official: Independent Candidate for U.S. Senate Files with Federal Election Commission

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Neal Simon, a business executive and community leader from Potomac, today announced that he has officially filed his Statement of Candidacy for the U.S. Senate with the Federal Election Commission.

Maryland businessman Neal Simon, independent candidate for U.S. Senate

Neal Simon, a business executive and community leader from Potomac, today announced that he has officially filed his Statement of Candidacy for the U.S. Senate with the Federal Election Commission.

“I’m proud to make my candidacy official at the same time we are celebrating George Washington’s birthday,” Simon said. “Washington was our first and only independent president and he rightly warned the country in his Farewell Address about the dangers of partisanship. He serves as a true role model for me and all moderate independent candidates who want to end the partisan divisiveness and bring this country together to solve our common problems.”

Simon, 49, a non-partisan candidate, announced his intention to run two weeks ago before a crowd of friends and supporters. Simon is an entrepreneur within the professional services world and has successfully led five companies over the course of his career. He is currently on leave as CEO of Bronfman Rothschild, an investment firm started in 2013 that today manages $6.1 billion in assets from 11 offices nationwide. He is also the current board chair of the Greater Washington Community Foundation, and served for six years on the board of directors for Interfaith Works, which helps vulnerable neighborhoods in Maryland's Montgomery County fight poverty and homelessness. In 2016, Neal and his family were honored as Interfaith Works' "Humanitarians of the Year."

In December of 2017, Simon announced the formation of an exploratory committee for a possible U.S. Senate run. Since the fall of 2017, Simon traversed his home state, meeting with Marylanders and businesses, as well as service-oriented and issue-focused groups, to discuss key concerns and initiatives impacting Maryland and the nation.

Simon’s next step will be to collect 10,000 signatures from registered voters to qualify for the 2018 ballot. He will face the Democratic and Republican candidates in November. If successful, he will replace Democratic incumbent Sen. Ben Cardin, 74, who is currently running for his third term.

For more information, visit http://www.nealsimon.com, and follow on Twitter: @nealjsimon.

Paid for by Neal Simon for U.S. Senate.

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