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Mason wins re-election in 93rd House district

By DAVE RESS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 1 article a month)

Freshman Del. Monty Mason won re-election Tuesday to represent the 93rd House of Delegates district in the General Assembly. Complete unofficial results from the state Department of Elections are Mason 8,903; Overy 7,345.

VaNews November 4, 2015


Low turnout in the Peninsula's competitive races

By DAVE RESS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 1 article a month)

Well, turnout wasn’t quite as low as polls suggested – but still low. In the race between Del David Yancey, R-Newport News, and Democrat Shelly Simonds to represent Newport News' 94th House of Delegates district, turnout looks like it was 30.55% of all registered voters. In the Del, Monty Mason D-Williamsburg, versus Republican Lara Overy race, turnout was 30.18%.

VaNews November 4, 2015


Mason, Overy clash on claims in 93rd House debate in Williamsburg

By DAVE RESS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 1 article a month)

At their one face-to-face meeting before Election Day, the two candidates seeking to represent the 93rd House of Delegates district focused on the same issue that's characterized the war of words waged on their mailers and TV ads: Whether what Del. Monty Mason, D-Williamsburg, and Republican challenger Lara Overy have been saying about one another is fair and accurate.

VaNews October 30, 2015


93rd candidates strike sparks

By STEVE VAUGHAN, Virginia Gazette (Metered Paywall - 4 Articles per Month)

The crowd that filled the 268-seat theater at the Williamsburg Library Thursday night for a debate between 93rd House of Delegates candidates saw a feisty contest. Del. Monty Mason, D-Williamsburg, and his Republican opponent Lara Overy mixed it up before a crowd roughly evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, based on the ovations they both received when they were introduced.

VaNews October 30, 2015


Republicans pump cash into Lara Overy House bid to unseat Williamsburg Democrat Monty Mason

By DAVE RESS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 1 article a month)

If House Republicans are putting their money where their mouths are, they're expecting to speak loudly in the 93rd District House of Delegates race, where they've poured big sums into Lara Overy's bid to unseat Del. Monty Mason, D-Williamsburg. In the last round of campaign finance reports before Election Day, Overy reported the biggest sum received by any House candidate for the first three weeks of October: $463,235. Mason raised $367,187.

VaNews October 28, 2015


What's it mean to be in touch? Two views in the 93rd House race

By DAVE RESS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 1 article a month)

A tax credit bill that one House of Delegate candidate says shows her opponent is out of touch, particularly with nonprofit groups turns out to have been backed by Peninsula nonprofits that work with kids. Del. Monty Mason’s bill didn’t pass, but it would have reduced the amount of a tax credit people and business could claim when making donations to a qualified neighborhood organization from 65 percent now to 50 percent by 2018.

VaNews October 28, 2015


Will the Peninsula's yo-yo seat swing again?

By DAVE RESS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 1 article a month)

The only Virginia legislator in modern times to be jailed on federal corruption charges once had a lock on the 93rd House of Delegates district, but it has since been the General Assembly's yo-yo seat. Now, Del. Monty Mason, D-Williamsburg, hopes his high-energy style on issues ranging from seniors to pre-school to transit will break that pattern and win him re-election.

VaNews October 26, 2015


Mason meets with students

By STEVE VAUGHAN, Virginia Gazette (Metered Paywall - 4 Articles per Month)

Del. Monty Mason, D-Williamsburg, had a meet and greet Thursday evening with the Virginia 21 chapter at the College of William & Mary. Virginia 21 is a non-partisan group that advocates on issues affecting students.

VaNews October 16, 2015


Candidates take boat trip

By ALYSSA ESPOSITO, Suffolk News Herald

General Assembly candidates were aboard the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s “Jenny S” on Friday as it glided along the Warwick and James rivers. “Hopefully we can impact the people that make the decisions,” said Chesapeake Bay Foundation intern Emily Brooks.

VaNews September 21, 2015


No summer break in fundraising for Peninsula House races

By DAVE RESS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 1 article a month)

Summer meant no lull in two of the hottest House of Delegates races, campaign finance reports from the Newport News' 94th District and the Williamsburg-based 93rd show. Both were million-dollar-plus races in 2013, and the battle for the seats held by Del. David Yancey, R-Newport News, and Del. Monty Mason, D-Williamsburg, seems headed that way again.

VaNews September 17, 2015