Partners in Political Reform
In February 2018, Neal Simon announced he was running to represent Maryland in the United States Senate, unaffiliated from a political party. Why? Because our country's partisan duopoly is pulling apart our nation and failing to address essential economic, health, infrastructure, and education policy steps. With the slogan "People Over Politics," Simon's campaign was an attempt to bring the country together, to change the way Washington works, and to represent the people of Maryland rather than a political party.
Simon's campaign was endorsed by reform organizations including Unite America and No Labels. While he ran the most successful unaffiliated Senate campaign in 2018, he did not win the election. Simon finished with 86,000 votes after polling as high as 18 percent in early October.
Simon has remained active in the political space, advocating for key political initiatives to repair our democracy, such as ending partisan gerrymandering, opening primaries in elections, reforming campaign finance laws, and instituting term limits for elected officials. And that's why he continues to be a leader in the political reform movement, advising and supporting organizations including Unite America, No Labels, Open Primaries, Fair Vote, Issue One, and the Bridge Alliance.