Sister District for Shelly Simonds (VA HOD 94)

EVERY VOTE MATTERS

Shelly Simonds is an educator and a community leader in Newport News. A former teacher, Shelly is a member of the Newport News School Board with a passion for excellence in education.


In 2017, Sister District proudly supported Shelly in her bid for the Virginia House of Delegates. Shelly ran an incredible campaign that was decided in a truly historic, though crushing, manner—in a dead tie after a mandatory recount, the winner was decided by drawing lots. The Republican incumbent was selected out of the draw, but Shelly vowed to come back bigger and better in 2019—and we're proud to help her finish the job.


2019 is a thrilling year for Democrats in the Commonwealth—just one seat down in both the state Senate and the House of Delegates, the party is poised to take control of the General Assembly and turn Virginia into a trifecta for the Democrats. New, court-mandated district maps more fairly represent Democratic voters in Virginia, which means some Republican-held districts are now in play. And, these are all “Last Chance” races; the legislators elected in 2019 will be serving during the 2021 redistricting process.


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