Local reps. Mason and Mullin host town hall tonight; look to hear constituents’ concerns

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Sen. Monty Mason [D-1] and Delegate Mike Mullin [D-93] will host a town hall Wednesday night beginning at 6 p.m., City Council chambers, Stryker Center on N. Boundary Street.

Delegate Mike Mullin [D-93] and Sen. Monty Mason [D-1] will host a town hall meeting Wednesday evening in Williamsburg to share highlights from the General Assembly session, including information about Virginia’s $107 billion budget and new legislation passed.

The town hall takes place at 6 p.m., City Council chambers, Stryker Center on N. Boundary St.

Mullin and Mason hope to strike up a dialogue with constituents, learn of their concerns. 

“We’re really looking forward to tonight,” Mullin said in a phone interview.  “It’s our opportunity to hear from everyone, to hear what they’re concerns are. We’re going to briefly go over the budget and the bills we passed.”

The state budget includes full funding for the 2019 commemorations at Yorktown and Jamestown. Gov. McAuliffe had previously looked to cut this funding by half to improve mental health care in state prisons.

The budget also includes $1.5 million in additional funding for domestic violence programs which will be matched with $6 million in federal funds.

Mullin has previously worked on passing legislation to further punish those who commit domestic violence.

“This is about hearing from the community more than it’s about hearing from us,” Mullin said. “We want to hear about what’s important to the communities of Williamsburg, James City and York Counties.”

Mason previously served as a delegate for three years before winning in a special election for the senate state, winning the seat vacated by the late John Miller.  Mullin won Mason’s former seat last November.

Mason, a College of William & Mary alum, works for Visa Inc. He works with banks and their customers to prevent fraud. He lives in Williamsburg with his wife Pamela and their two daughters.

Mullin is an assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Suffolk. He’s a Christopher Newport University graduate and earned a law degree from The Catholic University of America. He and his wife, Laura, have three children.

There will be a question and answer period immediately after the representative’s presentation.