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A MOTHER'S STORY AND THE ERA

By DAVE RESS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

A mom’s story, and the words of women from across Newport News, could help break the traditional log jams that’ve blocked Virginia from ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment. Del. David Yancey, R-Newport News, says he’s planning to speak up for the amendment before before the House Privileges and Elections Committee, one of the panels that have in years past blocked the ERA.

VaNews January 21, 2019



LOBBY STALLS NEW RULES ON HIGH-RATE LOANS

By REEMA AMIN, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Del. David Yancey stood before a panel of his colleagues as they considered one of his bills. The legislation aimed to tackle high-interest-rate open end lines of credit, which use a decades-old loophole in Virginia’s usury law originally intended to allow stores to offer charge cards. They charge triple-digit interest rates, and debt can balloon if borrowers only make their basic monthly payments.

VaNews December 31, 2018



HOUSE BILL AIMS TO CLEAN UP RECOUNT CONFUSION AFTER 94TH HOUSE DISTRICT TIEBREAKER

By JORDAN PASCALE , Virginian-Pilot (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

When the 94th House District Race ended in a tie and Del. David Yancey's name was pulled out of a bowl, making him the winner, there were questions as to what was next. Could Democrat Shelly Simonds ask for another recount? Many guessed so, but because the event was so rare, almost no one had straight answers and the code was unclear.

VaNews January 17, 2018



BILL WOULD CLARIFY LAW ON RECOUNTS

By DAVE RESS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Nobody really knew what could happen next after state election officials drew Del. David Yancey’s name from a bowl to settle the election in Newport News’ 94th House District. But legislation introduced by Del. Marcus Simon, D-Falls Church, would make it clear the next time such a once-in-lifetime recount ends up with a tie.

VaNews January 17, 2018



SIMONDS CONCEDES, YANCEY TAKES HIS SEAT

By REEMA AMIN, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

To Del. Kathleen Murphy, D-McLean, Shelly Simonds was the rightful winner of the 94th District House of Delegates race when she apparently won a recount by a single vote on Dec. 18. But on the first day of the legislative session, all the events since Dec. 18 — a court ruling that tied the race, a legal challenge and a tiebreaker that called Del. David Yancey the winner — didn’t matter.

VaNews January 11, 2018



COUNTING ON A RECOUNT?

By DAVE RESS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Virginia's politicos wonder: Will she? Won't she? That is, will Shelly Simonds ask for a recount? Stuck by some lines in a recent message to his district voters from Democratic House Leader David Toscano, D-Charlottesville, that said “it appears that the partisan composition in the House will stand at 49 Democrats and 51 Republicans” and a reference to “dedicated candidates such as … Shelly Simonds, who came so close,” Shad Plank wondered if the answer was no.

VaNews January 9, 2018



REPUBLICAN DAVID YANCEY WINS TIEBREAKER IN 94TH HOUSE DISTRICT RACE

By JORDAN PASCALE , Virginian-Pilot (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Republican Del. David Yancey won the tiebreaker drawing in the 94th District race. Yancey’s name was chosen at a special State Board of Elections meeting. It broke the 11,608-vote tie for the Newport News-area seat and keeps a Republican majority in the House of Delegates.

VaNews January 5, 2018



YANCEY WINS TIEBREAKER FOR KEY VIRGINIA SEAT; SIMONDS SAYS SHE WON'T CONCEDE

By GRAHAM MOOMAW , Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Republican Del. David E. Yancey won a random drawing Thursday to break a tie in a critical House of Delegates election, putting Republicans on track to keep a 51-49 majority and avoid a power-sharing deal with Democrats. In front of a packed room at the Capitol and a live TV audience via C-SPAN, State Board of Elections Chairman James Alcorn drew a film canister from a bowl and pulled out a strip of paper with Yancey’s name on it.

VaNews January 5, 2018



LUCK OF THE DRAW HELPS REPUBLICANS HOLD VIRGINIA HOUSE

By ALAN SUDERMAN, Associated Press

Virginia Republicans cheered Thursday when their candidate won a state House of Delegates race by luck of the draw, having his name chosen first out of ceramic bowl. But inside a conference room in Richmond’s Capitol Square, where the drawing was held, it was all agony of defeat and no joy of victory. That’s because Republican David Yancey skipped the drawing, while Democratic challenger Shelley Simonds and many of her supporters absorbed it in stunned silence.

VaNews January 5, 2018



DAVID YANCEY WINS DRAWING, WILL RETAIN 94TH DISTRICT SEAT

By REEMA AMIN, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

In a race that boiled down to a game of chance, Republican Del. David Yancey held onto his 94th District seat in the House of Delegates Thursday after an election official drew his name from a bowl to break a tie in the race, leaving Republicans with a one-seat majority in the House of Delegates. But with Democrat Shelly Simonds refusing to concede, the race may not be over.

VaNews January 5, 2018