FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 20, 2019 Simonds Calls on Yancey to Support Comprehensive Gun Violence Solutions NEWPORT NEWS – Shelly Simonds, the Democratic candidate in the House of Delegates 94th District, calls on Republican Delegate David Yancey to support comprehensive gun violence prevention solutions. Recently, in an attempt to avoid backlash for his inaction […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 4, 2019 SIMONDS CONTINUES STRONG MOMENTUM, OUT-RAISING OPPONENT Democrat Shelly Simonds raises $102,464 from 1084 contributions in latest finance report NEWPORT NEWS – In the latest fundraising period for the 2019 election, Shelly Simonds once again out-raised Republican incumbent, David Yancey, by $29,421 to bring her fundraising total to $102,464 […]
Sister District has endorsed Shelly in this year’s election and we couldn’t be more excited.
Suspend your imagination and come with me for a moment to another world, an alternate universe parallel to this one, where we won our Democratic campaign for the Virginia House of Delegates in 2017. Let’s imagine all the things we could have accomplished in Virginia if our tied election hadn’t ended in my name not […]
This is a moment of truth for Virginia. We have a chance to do some good with our budget this year and the way we respond will show what kind of government we have. I vote for more funding for our schools. As a teacher when the Recession hit in 2009, I watched with horror […]
I’m excited to be part of the Take Back the Ballot forum today at 1 pm in the Charlottesville Central Library. I have been invited to speak at the event because of my unusual 2017 election experience in which I won a recount, then had it declared a tie and then had my name NOT drawn […]
Improving school infrastructure is a top priority for school boards across the nation this year, as thousands of schools built in the 1950s need to be replaced across the country. I am a school board member paying close attention to this issue and I have been horrified to find there is no plan to fix […]
I’ve been advocating for conservation issues in the Virginia General Assembly for over a decade. Over the years I’ve been disappointed to see good ideas to promote clean energy go down the drain; remember our Clean Smokestacks legislation and attempts to deal with sea-level rise through the regional cap and trade program RGGI?
This week the Newport News City Council became the 30th city in Virginia to support passage of the ERA by our Virginia General Assembly. I’m proud of my city for joining this grassroots effort to show bipartisan support across our state. The conservative Republicans who have ignored this issue for too long are hearing loud and clear that we want a vote on the floor of the House on the ERA now. Let’s have a vote, let’s see where our elected legislators stand.
It’s about time.
It was one year ago that the world was watching my tied election which would decide the balance of power in the Virginia House of Delegates. The fate of the state government would come down to a drawing from a ceramic bowl. Originally posted at Daily Kos. Read the full post here.