Getting ready for your first General Assembly session ends up being a lot like getting elected to the legislature in the first place, if Monty Mason's past few weeks are anything to go by.
There's been lots of listening, lots of talking, and a continuing round of sit-downs with voters, like the All Together Williamsburg group earlier this month.
"Do we call you delegate or delegate-elect?" asked John Whitley, the group's organizer, as a dozen people started digging into lunch.
"Monty," Mason replied.