John Whitley realizes a campaign can be taxing on those running for public office.
The vice chair of the Williamsburg Democratic Committee held an informal event for some of the locals on Monday evening to thank them for making that sacrifice.
Monty Mason and Mike Mullin, who successfully ran for state Senate and the House of Delegates respectively, showed up. So did Shaun Brown, who lost in her run for the the 2nd Congressional District.
Mason resigned his seat in the House of Delegates to run for the seat his friend John Miller left after he died in April.
"This was the strangest election for me," Mason said. "With John dying on April 4, and me...