Shelly Simonds

Virginia House of Delegates District 94

Shelly Simonds represents House District 94 (Newport News) in the Virginia House of Delegates. She is known for her tied 2017 House election, culminating in the “drawing of lots” which decided the balance of power in the House. Shelly holds degrees from Bucknell and Stanford Universities. She is a former teacher, member of the Newport News School Board, and Chair of the Board for New Horizons Regional Career and Technical Centers. 

During her first term in the House of Delegates Shelly was the chief sponsor of legislation to combat human trafficking, increase access to STEM education, and establish the Secretary of Labor to advocate for workers across the Commonwealth. Shelly will continue to fight to improve our schools, environmental justice, and equitable access to good, stable jobs, both in Newport News and across the Commonwealth.