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.
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.
A conservation group’s annual report on voting records in the General Assembly found both bright and dark spots in the voting records of Historic Triangle legislators.
The Virginia League of Conservation Voters’ annual scorecard compares the voting records of state lawmakers during the General Assembly session against the league’s own priorities and positions on bills.
A new law goes into effect Sunday, July 1, that gives people sweeping access to Virginia court records — a goal sought by the Daily Press for years and realized this year when legislators endorsed new legislation to make it a reality.
The win for transparency in the criminal court division means Virginians can search for data patterns. These searches can reveal information such as the average punishment for dangerous crimes in Hampton Roads, the number of felons convicted and jailed for possessing a gun, and racial disparities when it comes to plea bargains.
Governor Ralph Northam visited William & Mary Law School on Friday, June 22 to sign two bills, House Bill 345 and Senate Bill 265, establishing a new cabinet position for Virginia: Special Assistant to the Governor for Coastal Adaptation and Protection.