Steve Simon bio

1. Name: Representative Steve Simon
2. Title: Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (D-MN)
3. Biography: Steve Simon is a Minnesota politician and a Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives representing District 46B, which includes portions of the cities of Hopkins and St. Louis Park in Hennepin County, which is in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. A Democrat, he is also an attorney.

Simon was first elected in 2004, and was re-elected in 2006 and 2008. He is currently a Member of the House’s Commerce and Labor Committee, the Ethics Committee, the Finance Committee, the Rules and Legislative Administration Committee, and the State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections Committee. He also serves on the Commerce and Labor Subcommittee for the Labor and Consumer Protection Division, and on the Finance Subcommittee for the State Government Finance Division. He is an Assistant Majority Leader.

Simon graduated from Hopkins High School in Hopkins, then went on to Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, receiving his B.A. in Political Science in 1992. He earned his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1996. He worked as an Assistant Attorney General for Minnesota Attorneys General Hubert H. Humphrey III and Mike Hatch from 1996-2001, and has been an associate with the law firm of Robins, Kaplan, Miller, and Ciresi since 2001.

Active in his local community, Simon is a Member of the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce, the American Cancer Society, the local League of Women Voters, the St. Louis Park Community Education Advisory Council, and the Lenox Foundation, which raises funds for the St. Louis Park Senior Program. He is a member of Temple Israel, and serves on the board of the Minnesota Chapter of the Jewish Community Relations Council.

Together with Daniel Benjamin, Simon wrote The Age of Sacred Terror, which was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2002 and was given the Arthur Ross Book Award of the Council on Foreign Relations. Simon and Benjamin would follow up The Age of Sacred Terror in 2005 with The Next Attack: The Failure of the War on Terror and a Strategy for Getting it Right.

4. Committee/ Assignments:
  • Commerce and Labor
  • Ethics
  • Finance
  • Labor and Consumer Protection Division
  • Rules and Legislative Administration
  • State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections
  • State Government Finance Division
5. Education:
  • J.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 1996
  • B.A., Political Science, Tufts University, 1992
6. Published Works:
  • The Next Attack: The Failure of the War on Terror and a Strategy for Getting it Right (Co-written with Daniel Benjamin), 2005
  • The Age of Sacred Terror (Co-written with Daniel Benjamin), 2002
     
7. Contact info: Representative Steve Simon
U.S. House of Representatives, Minnesota
Leadership position: Assistant Majority Leader
Phone: (651) 296-9889
Email: rep.steve.simon@house.mn