Monty Mason

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Incumbent

Background

Mason received a BA in government from the College of William and Mary in 1989. Mason’s professional experience includes serving as a marketing representative with Xerox, a Regional Sales Manager with LandAmerica Financial Group, and as a Senior Account Executive with VISA. Mason also worked as a Board Member of the Greater Williamsburg Charter and Tourism Alliance and as a chairman of the Williamsburg Economic Development Authority [6].

Mason was first elected as a Delegate in 2014 in Virginia’s 93rd District and as a Senator for Virginia’s 1st District in 2016. Mason serves on the committees for agriculture, commerce and labor, general laws and technology, privileges and elections, and rehabilitation and social services [2, 6].

Key Issues

Community

Mason wants to decrease the cost of childcare by establishing medical leave programs and supporting the foster care system in Virginia through legislative grants and regulations [3].

Education

Mason wants to increase public spending in education through teacher pay raises and greater support of early childhood education [3].

Gun Rights

Mason wants to enforce stronger gun laws to keep schools from gun violence, involving assault weapon bans and background checks for all gun sales [3].

Endorsements

Roe Your Vote Virginia; Climate Cabinet PAC

Sources

1 BALLOTPEDIA
2 SENATE OF VIRGINIA 
3 WAVY  
4 BILL TRACK 50
5 VPAP
6 LINKEDIN