Mason resigns from House seat

Published 1:31 pm Thursday, August 4, 2016

WILLIAMSBURG — Farmville native Montgomery “Monty” Mason, a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, has submitted his resignation effective Nov. 21.

The Democrat is seeking a place on the ballot to replace the late State Sen. John Miller in the Virginia Senate.

Del. Monty Mason

Del. Monty Mason

Mason’s resignation from the House will allow Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, to call a special election to fill Mason’s House seat potentially for Nov. 8 — the same day as the senate election in addition to presidential and congressional elections.

Mason has been a member of the House since 2014 and represents part of James City and York counties and parts of Newport News and Williamsburg.