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 the City of Williamsburg and parts of Newport News, James City County, Hampton, York County and Suffolk. Elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2013 and the State Senate in a special election in 2016, Monty has worked to improve the child welfare system, protect seniors, serve our veterans, create opportunities for small businesses and improve education for Virginia’s children.
New laws went in to effect on July 1, 2020. If you haven't seen the publication, "In Due Course," I highly recommend it as it details all new laws passed in the 2020 session. I wanted to highlight some of the important items and further expand on some that I worked on personally. These include bringing the emerging offshore wind industry to Hampton Roads, passing comprehensive nondiscrimination protections and enabling no-excuse absentee voting.
As we begin the most unusual summer in most of our lifetimes, I wanted to share some important information with you, especially about Virginia's move to the next phase of re-opening in response to the pandemic. Thank you to all Virginians who are helping to keep our Covid-19 cases under control so that we can move to this next phase. Even though the re-opening continues, please stay at home as much as you can, wear your mask, and be cautious. That's how we beat this pandemic.
(Williamsburg, VA.) The Virginia Senate Rules Committee appointed Senator Monty Mason (D- Williamsburg) to three new commissions and re-appointed him to three others covering some of Virginia’s most critical issues.
Over the last several days I have tried to craft a statement of what I am thinking and feeling, but have stopped and started multiple times. Like every human being I am outraged at watching George Floyd murdered by the very police charged with protecting all citizens. I was furious when I saw the tape of Ahmaud Arbery jogging through a neighborhood when he was hunted down and murdered because of his race. This was a disgrace when it was happening in America the year I was born in 1967, but it is appalling that 52 years later we are still here.