By: Marieke van Rijn, Advocacy and Communications Intern
Monty Mason is campaigning to represent District 93, which encompasses parts of Newport News City, James City County, Williamsburg City, and York County, in the Virginia House of Delegates. Mason is running against Republican incumbent Mike Watson. Watson was elected to the House of Delegates in 2011, and voted in favor of the major bills that played a role in the war on women in Virginia during the 2012 legislative session.
Mason, a father of two young daughters, believes that Virginia must move beyond the divisive politics of Washington DC and reinvest in Virginia- which in part means protecting women’s reproductive rights. Monty Mason is a 100% pro-choice candidate because of his beliefs that the General Assembly needs to take common sense measures to protect women’s reproductive rights and the privacy of their medical decisions.
If elected, one of Mason’s mail goals would be to protect and restore the rights of women in Virginia. Although District 93 favored pro-choice candidates in the 2012 elections, we still urge you to donate your time, money, or resources to Mason’s campaign, because it is essential that the war on women that took place during the 2012 legislative session is not repeated this year.