Two Candidates File Ahead of Democratic Primary in the 1st Senate District

Newport News, VA -- Today, the Democratic District Nominating Committee for Virginia's first senatorial district formally certified two candidates in the Democratic primary scheduled for June 14th. These candidates are Delegate Monty Mason and School Board Member Shelly Simonds.

The District Nominating Committee had until 5 p.m. today to certify candidates to the State Board of Elections. Delegate Mason and Ms. Simonds both filed the requisite paperwork by the SBE-established deadline of yesterday, April 20th, at 5 pm.

The primary will take place on June 14th. The special election with coincide with the general election on November 8th.

For backgroun on the two candidates, please visit their respective websites: and