Following a ruling of the Newport News Circuit Court to deny her motion to reconsider their previous ruling that reversed her one-vote victory to a tie, Shelly Simonds today called on Delegate David Yancey to agree not to challenge the results of tomorrow’s drawing, regardless of who is named the winner:
 
“I am disappointed by the court’s ruling, with which I disagree,” said Simonds. “However, I recognize that the people of the 94th District deserve to have representation on Jan. 10, and a second costly recount is not in their interest. I respectfully ask Delegate Yancey to enter into a mutual agreement that the loser of tomorrow’s drawing will not request a second recount, contest the election in the House of Delegates, or pursue any other action challenging the result. I have no interest in delaying this process, and I hope Delegate Yancey and House Republicans agree.”