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T. Monty Mason

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T. Monty Mason
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Virginia House of Delegates, District 93
In office
January 8, 2014
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 1
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$170/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sCollege of William and Mary, 1989
ProfessionCredit and finance industries
Office website
Campaign website
T. Montgomery "Monty" Mason is a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 93. He was first elected to the chamber in 2013.


Mason graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in government. He worked as a Senior Director at Visa, Inc., focusing on fraud prevention. He has also worked with real estate transactions, title insurance, and in finance.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Mason served on the following committees:

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2015
Counties, Cities and Towns
Courts of Justice

2014 legislative session

In the 2014 legislative session, Mason served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


Mason’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Excerpt: "There is no better example of the surge to the right than the requirement of medically unnecessary procedures, onerous building code requirements, and the constant attack on a woman’s right to choose under the guise of it being for their protection. ...Equality for ALL regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation is a must in our country and state. ...Voter ID laws with the absence of evidence of fraud and restrictive absentee laws reduce turnout and disproportionately impact certain segments of society."
Excerpt: "Diversify our local economy. We must take advantage of the highly trained workers around the shipyard, those leaving the military, and the intellectual capital from our Colleges and Universities to drive job growth. I believe that this area is not just a great place to visit, but a great place to live and work."
Excerpt: "We should strive to have all children enter our educational system with a strong foundation in order to provide the same high quality education to all students, not just those who can afford it. ...Overturn the A-F grading system for schools. We are all for accountability in our schools but this is an absurdly simplistic approach to a complex problem. The portion of this legislation that also allows the state to take over failing schools also seems to be an unconstitutional power grab by the state from elected school boards and county/city governments."
Excerpt: "We must have an accounting of bridges and tunnels that are decaying and focus on fixing existing infrastructure while expanding our road system. ...Widening 64 up to Williamsburg to 199 is a start but simply “kicks the can up the road”. The improvement of the Fort Eustis interchange is long overdue and welcome but we must determine how to cross Queen’s Creek and utilize existing right of ways to get three lanes to Richmond. ...We must increase the reliability of rail travel on the Virginia Peninsula."



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Mason won the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 93. Mason ran unopposed in the June 11th Democratic Primary. He defeated incumbent Michael Watson (R) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[3]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 93 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngT. Monty Mason 52.1% 12,132
     Republican Michael Watson Incumbent 47.6% 11,094
     Other Write-in 0.3% 77
Total Votes 23,303

Race snapshot

See also: 2013 Elections Preview: Some seats may switch parties in the Virginia House of Delegates

Incumbent Michael Watson (R), who chose to make a bid for his second term, won less than 52 percent of the vote in his first election in a district that President Barack Obama (D) carried with 57 percent of the vote in 2012 and Governor Bob McDonnell (R) won with 55 percent of the vote in 2009. Mason, his Democratic challenger, is a first-time candidate and a director at Visa who earned the support of Democracy for America. Some observers considered this race one of the most competitive in the state going into the fall of 2013. Both candidates had television advertisements running by late September.[4][5][6][7][8]


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In 2014, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 8 through March 10. In 2015, the Virginia General Assembly will be in session from January 14 to February 28, 2015.

  • Legislators are scored based on their support of pro-business issues during the 2014 legislative session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on business and quality of life issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that VMA introduced or was part of an coalition that introduced it.


Mason and his wife, Pamela, have two children, Taylor Anne and Hawley. They live in Williamsburg, VA. Mason has served "as chairman of the Williamsburg Economic Development Authority, on the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance Board, the Historic Triangle Collaborative Economic Diversity Task Force, and the development committee of Child Development Resources."[1]

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Preceded by
Michael Watson (R)
Virginia House of Delegates District 93
Succeeded by