Monty and his wife, Pam, are raising their two daughters in our community.
As our Senator, Monty passed legislation to protect seniors from fraud.
Monty will continue to fight for pre-K educational opportunities for all of Virginia's children.
Monty has worked across the aisle to protect seniors from fraud, develop training for new teachers and provide educational opportunities to veterans.
Monty Mason, a graduate himself, works with William and Mary students, faculty, and administration to help support the college and its students.
Senator Monty Mason
Senator Monty Mason serves the Peninsula's 1st Senate District, including parts of James City County, York County, the City of Hampton, the City of Suffolk, the City of Newport News and all of the City of Williamsburg. As our Senator he is focused on protecting seniors, serving our veterans, creating opportunities for small businesses and improving education for Virginia's children. He was named a "Legislative Hero" three years in a row by the League of Conservation Voters for his voting record to protect our environment. He also earned the "Solid as a Rock" award from the Virginia Education Association for his week to improve education in the Commonwealth.
While all the college students were moving-in for the start of a new school year, we moved as well! We've got new digs now! Our new office address is 1103 Richmond Rd Williamsburg, VA 23185. The new location is about a quarter mile from our old office, previously located on Monticello Avenue. All the boxes are unpacked and utilities are nearly complete. We'll be up and running at full speed September 4th and welcome you all to come visit the new office.
It wasn’t William & Mary’s first Opening Convocation ceremony, but firsts were front and center at the Aug. 29 event in the Wren Yard.
The keynote speaker, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy ’00 (D-Fla.), was the first Vietnamese-American woman elected to Congress. Katherine A. Rowe, W&M’s first woman president, welcomed first-year students to campus while being welcomed herself by the university community. And the event marked the beginning of W&M’s 100th anniversary of coeducation celebration, a century after its first women students began classes in 1918.
It's that time of the year where summer camps, vacations, and trips to the pool are in full swing. It also means that new legislation adopted the past General Assembly session recently went into effect on July 1. I'll touch on a couple of these items as well as give you an update on what's going on around the Peninsula in this edition of the newsletter.