On the Ballot: Va. House of Delegates 93rd District

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Incumbent Delegate Monty Mason resigned from his seat in the 93rd District, effective Nov. 21. Mason is running for the 1st District Senate seat vacated after the sudden death of Virginia Sen. John Miller. 

Republican nominee Heather Cordasco and Democratic candidate Mike Mullin are vying for the 93rd District seat November 8.

The district represents the counties of James City (part) and York (part) and the cities of Newport News (part) and Williamsburg.

Heather Cordasco

Heather Cordasco served on the Williamsburg/James City County School Board from 2012-2015. As chair of the 21st Century Career Readiness Committee (formerly Career and Technology), she took a strong interest in career options for students. Heather encouraged the Association for Manufacturing Excellence to adopt the Williamsburg/James City County school system; as a result, students have the opportunity to explore careers in advanced manufacturing during Manufacturing Days. This led to closer relationships with county industries, and to local jobs for WJCC students. She also served on the Special Education Advisory Committee, and the New Horizons Board.

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Courtesy: Heather Cordasco for House of Delegates/Facebook

Heather was appointed to the Regional Issues Committee for the Historic Triangle in 2012 and serves as a member of the Education Committee at the Greater Williamsburg Chamber. She is also a proud member of The League of Women Voters. She has served as the President of Network Peninsula, as a member of the local Red Cross board and is the current president of the Kingsmill Women’s Social Club. She is also a graduate of LEAD Virginia and a recent graduate of the Lead Historic Triangle Class that is offered through the Greater Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce. She is a 2011 graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy and a 2009 Graduate of the James City County Citizens Academy. Heather has served on the Legislative Positions Committee for the Virginia School Boards Association and has been presented with the Award of Excellence from the VSBA twice. She has also advocated for local school systems at the National Virginia School Boards Association Advocacy Conference on Capitol Hill.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Nyack College in New York. She is a group fitness instructor and personal trainer who holds multiple certifications with a specialty in older adult fitness. She teaches a variety of adult fitness classes in James City County.

Heather has been married to Carlo for 28 years and has three children, all graduates of James City County Schools. Residents of the Peninsula since 1993, the Cordasco family settled in James City County in 2004. For the 2007 and 2008 seasons, Heather chaired the meal committee for the Jamestown High football team, feeding 90 boys every week. The Cordasco family worships at Williamsburg Community Chapel.

Mike Mullin

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Courtesy: Mike Mullins for House of Delegates/Facebook

Mike Mullin is a criminal prosecutor and resident of Newport News. He received a bachelor’s degree from Christopher Newport University and a law degree from The Catholic University of America.

Mike and his wife Laura have three children and live in Kiln Creek. Between t-ball games or swimming lessons at the YMCA, Mike’s volunteer activities include working to prevent gang violence.

The Mullin family are active long-time members of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Newport News.