A teacher for much of her career, Shelly Simonds knows firsthand the needs of students and those in the community. She flipped this seat blue in 2019 after her 2017 race was infamously tied and has been hard at work for Virginians in the House ever since. Shelly plans to continue her life’s work of pushing for higher teacher pay, a stronger economy, and quality health care.
- A passionate defender of the environment and supporting clean energy
- Served on her local school board and fought for students and teachers in her district