Oct 16, 2018
In 2004, roughly equal shares of people identified as Democrats (33%), Independents (30%) and Republicans (29%). But now, Independents are surpassing the two major parties. In 2014, 39% of the public identified as Independents, more than those identifying as Democrats (32%) or Republicans (23%). And in 2017, 42% identified as Independents.
That’s why Neal Simon is choosing to run for a US Senate seat in the state of Maryland as an independent candidate. He grew up watching the two major political parties become more and more divided and polarized leading to negative results in the federal government.
Having successfully run four companies in professional services and sat on the board of many nonprofit organizations, he’s ready to take a break to focus on creating change on The Hill.