Delegate candidates Yancey and Simonds to debate at CNU

Newport News

Republican incumbent candidate David Yancey is taking on Democrat Shelly Simonds in the race for the 94th Virginia House of Delegates race.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – Two local candidates are once again vying for the same seat in the House of Delegates.

Democrat Shelly Simonds is taking on Republican incumbent candidate David Yancey in the 94th District race, which covers a large part of Newport News.

Two years ago, the highly contested race between these two came down to a tie. Yancey won after his name was pulled from a bowl.

They will debate each other next week.


  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019
  • 6–7 p.m. – Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
  • Christopher Newport University
  • Gaines Theatre, Freeman Center
  • 1 Avenue of the Arts
  • Newport News, VA

The debate is free and open to the public, but you must register at this link before noon on Oct. 23. Attendees are also encouraged to submit questions when they RSVP.

If you cannot attend in person, you can watch a live online stream at

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