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|Name = Garrett Mason
political position = Candidate for<br> [[Maine State Senate |Maine State Senate, District 17]]|
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|Position = Maine State Senate District 17
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website             = [http://www.garrettmason.us Garrett Mason for State Senate]
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  }}{{tnr}}'''Garrett Mason''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Maine State Senate]]. Collins was elected to represent [[Maine State Senate elections, 2010#District 17|District 17]] on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Garrett Mason''' (b. June 19, 1985) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Maine State Senate]], representing District 17 since 2010.
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Mason was previously employed by the Portland Sea Dogs, the AA affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. After his time with the Sea Dogs, Garrett joined the Lewiston MAINEiacs, a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Garrett served as the team's Public Relations director for 2 years, and was then promoted to Director of Administration. In his new role, Garrett oversaw all day to day business operations of the club.
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Mason graduated from Pensacola Christian College in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Management and Marketing. He has also completed graduate work at Southern New Hampshire University focusing on Business Administration and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh focusing on Graphic Design. Garretrt is also a 2003 graduate of Calvary Christian Academy.
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===2013-2014===
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===2011-2012===
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==Issues==
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===Presidential preference===
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{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2012/02/mitt-romney-announces-support-additional-maine-elected-officials-and-leaders ''Mitt Romney for President,'' "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Additional Maine Elected Officials and Leaders," February 6, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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Mason won re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the June 12, 2012 Republican primary and defeated [[Colleen Quint]] (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/2012/2012candidate.pdf ''Maine Secretary of State'' "Primary Candidate List," June 12, 2012]</ref>
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|votes1 = 9818
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===2010===
 
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:: ''See also: [[Maine State Senate elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Maine State Senate elections, 2010]]''
Mason faced Democratic incumbent [[John Nutting]] in the November 2 general election.  
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Mason defeated Democratic incumbent [[John Nutting]] in the November 2 general election.<ref>[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/prior10-11.htm#nov2010 Maine Official Election Results]</ref>
  
In the June 8th primary election, Mason defeated Russell Pack by a margin of '''1,975'''-1,432.  <ref>[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/prior10-11.htm Results for the June 8, 2010 primary in Maine]</ref>
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| colspan="2" | {{won}} '''Garrett Mason (R)'''
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In the June 8th primary election, Mason defeated Russell Pack by a margin of 1,975-1,432.  <ref>[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/prior10-11.htm Results for the June 8, 2010 primary in Maine]</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign themes==
 
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===2010===
 
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* '''Life''' - "I believe that life must be protected from the moment of conception until the time of natural death."
 
* '''Life''' - "I believe that life must be protected from the moment of conception until the time of natural death."
  
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==Campaign donors==
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In 2010, Mason raised $26,943 in contributions. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=ME&y=2010&f=S&so=O#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref> 
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His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $25,990 to his campaign.
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==Recent news==
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*[http://www.garrettmason.us/ Official campaign website]
*[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/2010/candidatelisting2010.pdf List of candidates certified for the June 8, 2010 primary in Maine]
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*[http://www.maine.gov/legis/senate_gop/_senators/senator.php?senator=mason Senate website]
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=120921 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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* [http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=120921 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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* [http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=120921 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=120083 2010]
 
* [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Garrett-Mason-for-State-Senate/128568907165305 Garrett Paul Mason for State Senate]
 
* [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Garrett-Mason-for-State-Senate/128568907165305 Garrett Paul Mason for State Senate]
 
  
 
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Revision as of 11:34, 19 March 2013

Garrett Mason
Garrett Mason.jpg
Maine State Senate District 17
Incumbent
In office
December 1, 2010-Present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$13,852/year (first regular session)
$9,661/year/year (second regular session)
Per diem$38/day, plus $32/day for meals
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Education
Bachelor'sPensacola Christian College, 2006
Master'sSouthern New Hampshire University
Personal
BirthdayJune 19, 1985
Place of birthLewiston, ME
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Garrett Mason (b. June 19, 1985) is a Republican member of the Maine State Senate, representing District 17 since 2010.

Mason was previously employed by the Portland Sea Dogs, the AA affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. After his time with the Sea Dogs, Garrett joined the Lewiston MAINEiacs, a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Garrett served as the team's Public Relations director for 2 years, and was then promoted to Director of Administration. In his new role, Garrett oversaw all day to day business operations of the club.

Mason graduated from Pensacola Christian College in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Management and Marketing. He has also completed graduate work at Southern New Hampshire University focusing on Business Administration and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh focusing on Graphic Design. Garretrt is also a 2003 graduate of Calvary Christian Academy.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Mason served on the following committees:

Maine Committee Assignments, 2013
Veterans and Legal Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Mason served on these committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Garrett Mason endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2012

See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2012

Mason won re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the June 12, 2012 Republican primary and defeated Colleen Quint (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Maine State Senate, District 17, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGarrett Mason Incumbent 50.1% 9,818
     Democratic Colleen Quint 49.9% 9,790
Total Votes 19,608

2010

See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2010

Mason defeated Democratic incumbent John Nutting in the November 2 general election.[3]

Maine State Senate, District 17
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Garrett Mason (R) 9,027 53%
John Nutting (D) 7,153 42%
Blank 823 5%

In the June 8th primary election, Mason defeated Russell Pack by a margin of 1,975-1,432. [4]

Maine State Senate, District 17 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Paul Mason 1,975 58%
Russell Pack 1,432 42%

Campaign themes

2010

Mason's campaign website lists several main issues: [5]

  • Jobs - Mason will fight to lower taxes, and decrease regulation on many industries in Maine, so that jobs can be created. Mason will also work to overturn a "culture of dependence" on welfare.
  • Energy - Mason is firmly opposed to any "cap-and-trade" legislation, and believes that it is nothing but a tax on working people and industry.
  • Education - Mason believes that Maine's low performing public school system needs an overhaul. Mason supports charter schools and school vouchers.
  • Government - "The more we allow government to encroach on our lives through the disguise of government programs and benefits, the more power they have to control our destiny. Once we lose our ability to control our own destiny, we will lose our liberty."
  • Health Care - Mason supports giving Mainers the choice to search for health care in other states, and allowing free market common sense principals to prevail. Mason would work to remove the red tape of government and allow competition.
  • Marriage - Mason supports Maine's statute that defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman. "At the same time...I will uphold Maine's current domestic partnership laws that give all medical and legal benefits to Mainers who choose to live together."
  • Life - "I believe that life must be protected from the moment of conception until the time of natural death."

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Mason raised $26,943 in contributions. [6]

His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $25,990 to his campaign.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Garrett + Mason + Maine + Senate

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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Preceded by
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Maine State Senate District 17
2010–present
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