Dec 20, 2017
Every Vote Counts

“Mrs. Simonds, could you give us a thumbnail description of your district, the district that you ran in, in ’15 and then the district that you won this year? And what do you attribute the energy, the source of energy, in terms of voter turnout for you this year?” asks veteran columnist Mike Barnicle of Democrat Shelly Simonds, who won a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates after defeating Republican incumbent David Yancey by one vote to represent the town of Newport News. Listen to Simonds’ response here about the number of voters under the age of 40 she saw on Election Day this year.