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|Wisconsin State Assembly District 66|
|2007 - Present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||8|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Wisconsin, Madison|
|Date of birth||01/25/1973|
|Place of birth||Racine, WI|
Mason received his BA in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
He is a member of Habitat for Humanity, League of Conservation Voters, Racine Heritage Museum, Racine Rotary West, River Alliance of Wisconsin, Root River Council, and the Advisory Board of the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention.
On his campaign site Mason lists his views on a number of issues, including:
- Healthcare Reform — Reduce costs and cover more residents.
- Supporting Education — "For too long we have been pitting students against property tax payers. It’s time to find a viable solution to make sure kids get the education they deserve."
- Raising the Minimum Wage — "The first bill that Cory introduced was to raise the minimum wage to $7.25 an hour and then raise it every year thereafter at the rate of inflation. If it passed, it would mean a raise for 225,000 families in Wisconsin."
- Sunshine on Government — "Cory introduced a bill to allow the public to have full access to the Legislature’s deliberations."
- Saving SeniorCare — "Representative Mason is one of many legislators fighting to save SeniorCare."
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Mason served on the following committees:
|Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013|
During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Mason served on these committees:
|Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Jobs, the Economy and Small Business|
|• Natural Resources|
|• Tourism, Recreation and State Properties|
During the 2009-2010 legislative session, Mason served on these committees:
|Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Natural Resources|
|• Information Policy and Technology|
The 2011 budget battle in Wisconsin was particularly unusual and contentious. Gov. Scott Walker's bill faced opposition from Democrats and citizen protestors in Madison, Wisconsin. At 3 a.m. on June 15, 2011, the Assembly passed the bill.
Rep. Cory Mason took offense to what he said would be $25 million in cuts to the Racine school district, proposed by Republicans who say they are trying to help.
“Don’t piss down my back and tell me it’s raining,” Mason said. “That is just insulting to the people I represent.”
- See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 66, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Cory Mason Incumbent||98.7%||16,830|
- See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010
Mason was re-elected to Wisconsin State Assembly District 62. He defeated Republican Chris Wright and Libertarian Tony Decubellis in the general election on November 2, 2010. He was unopposed in the September 14, 2010 primary election. 
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 62 General Election (2010)|
|Cory Mason (D)||10,455|
|Chris Wright (R)||8,572|
|Tony Decubellis (L)||403|
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 62 Democratic primary (2010)|
|Cory Mason (D)||1,770||99.94%|
Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:
- AB-41 State minimum wage revised; DWD required to make annual adjustment; eliminating prohibition on local ordinance establishing a living wage
- AB-72 Homeless individuals and families: grant allocation for shelters in Dane County increased, portion designated for applicants providing temporary shelter in the vicinity of the state capitol
- AB-95 Preparation time during school day made a mandatory subject of collective bargaining under MERA in school districts
- AB-143 Partisan caucus of Senate or Assembly: exception to open meetings law deleted; legislative rules made invalid
For a full listing of sponsored legislation and details see the House site.
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Mason received $110,139 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Wisconsin State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Cory Mason's campaign in 2010|
|Mason, Cory H||$5,480|
|Pena, Carols Perez||$700|
|Total Raised in 2010||$110,139|
Rep. Mason campaign commercial
The top 5 donors to Mason's 2008 campaign were individuals and labor organizations:
|WI Pipe Trades|
- Representative Mason's campaign
- Representative Mason's website
- Wisconsin Assembly - Representative Cory Mason
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006
- Facebook profile
- Wisconsin Democracy Campaign profile
- Representative Mason's Freedom Speaks profile
- Representative Mason's facebook
- Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Mason
- Mason 4 Assembly - Issues
- "Assembly passes budget at 3 a.m.," Wisconsin Reporter, June 15th, 2011
- Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Candidates on Ballot by Election - 2012 Partisan Primary 8/14/2012," retrieved June 12, 2012
- Official GAB primary results
- Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign Contributions
Samantha Kerkman (R)
|Wisconsin State Assembly District 66
| Succeeded by|
|Wisconsin State Assembly District 62
| Succeeded by|
Tom Weatherston (R)
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