Senator Monty Mason serves the Virginia 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, bring the offshore wind industry to the 757, complete the I-64 widening, protect seniors, serve our veterans, create opportunities for small businesses and improve education for Virginia’s children.
During his tenure in the legislature 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. He has worked to better the Foster Care system in Virginia by carrying legislation to implement the Families First Prevention Services Act, bringing federal dollars to the Commonwealth for prevention services. He has also been pivotal in advocating for the expansion of offshore wind in Hampton Roads, carrying standalone legislation in 2020 to bring this emerging industry to the region with the expectation of new jobs, businesses and skilled trades to further diversify our economy. No stranger to community service before he took office, Monty has been volunteering and supporting the community for nearly two decades. He is a strong supporter of the College of William and Mary and was honored with the Alumni Service Award in 2018. He was formerly Chairman of the William and Mary Athletic Educational Foundation and Williamsburg Economic Development Authority. Read more about Monty.