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|Name = Garrett Mason
political position = [[Maine State Senate |Maine State Senate, District 17]]|
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  |Position = Maine State Senate, District 17
  assumed office      = [[Swearing-in dates of state legislators elected on November 2, 2010|December 1, 2010]]
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  |Tenure = December 1, 2010-Present
term ends           = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|December 1, 2012]] |
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  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|December 3, 2014]]
political party     = [[Republican]] |
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|Assumed office = 2010
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|Political party = Republican
website             = [http://www.maine.gov/legis/senate_gop/_senators/senator.php?senator=mason Senate site]
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  }}{{tnr}}'''Garrett Mason''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Maine State Senate]]. Mason 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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|Birthday = June 19, 1985
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|Place of birth = Lewiston, ME
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|Office website = http://www.maine.gov/legis/senate/bio17s.htm
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}}{{tnr}}'''Garrett Mason''' (b. June 19, 1985) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Maine State Senate]], representing District 17. He was first elected to the chamber in 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.
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==Biography==
 
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Mason earned his B.S. in Management and Marketing from Pensacola Christian College in 2006. His professional experience includes working with the Portland Sea Dogs, the AA affiliate of the Boston Red Sox and as Public Relations Director and Director of Administration for the Lewiston MAINEiacs, a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team.
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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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Mason served on the following committees:
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Mason has been appointed to these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Mason served on these committees:
* [[Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, Maine State Legislature|Criminal Justice and Public Safety]]
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* [[Education and Cultural Affairs Committee, Maine State Legislature|Education and Cultural Affairs]]
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2010====
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Mason's campaign website listed several main issues: <ref>[http://www.garrettmason.us/ Garrett Mason for State Senate]</ref>
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* '''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.
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* '''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.
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* '''Education''' - Mason believes that Maine's low performing public school system needs an overhaul. Mason supports charter schools and school vouchers.
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* '''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."
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* '''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.
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* '''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."
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* '''Life''' - "I believe that life must be protected from the moment of conception until the time of natural death."
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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>
  
 
==Elections==  
 
==Elections==  
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===2012===
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::''See also: [[Maine State Senate elections, 2012]]''
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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," accessed June 12, 2012]</ref>
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|candidate2 = Colleen Quint
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
:: ''See also: [[Maine State Senate elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Maine State Senate elections, 2010]]''
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>
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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 Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions'', "Official 2010 Election Results," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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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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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 ''Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions'', "Official 2010 Election Results," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign themes==
 
===2010===
 
Mason's campaign website lists several main issues: <ref>[http://www.garrettmason.us/ Garrett Mason for State Senate]</ref>
 
* '''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==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2010===
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|Name = Mason
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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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|org4 = Common Sense Solutions for Maines Future
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===2010===
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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 ''followthemoney.org'', "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref>   
  
 
His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $25,990 to his campaign.
 
His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $25,990 to his campaign.
  
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Garrett + Mason + Maine + Senate'''
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==External links==
 
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*[http://www.maine.gov/legis/senate/bio17s.htm Garrett Mason on the Maine State Senate 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.garrettmason.us/ Official campaign website]
 
* [http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=120921 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=120921 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
* [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Garrett-Mason-for-State-Senate/128568907165305 Garrett Paul Mason for State Senate]
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* [http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=120921 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
* [http://maine.watchdog.org/2010/12/09/qa-with-senator-garrett-mason-r-district-17/ "Q&A With Garrett Mason," ''Maine Watchdog'', December 9, 2010]</ref>
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*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=139813 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=120083 2010]
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* [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Garrett-Mason-for-State-Senate/128568907165305 Garrett Mason on Facebook]
  
 
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Revision as of 11:24, 28 February 2014

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. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Mason earned his B.S. in Management and Marketing from Pensacola Christian College in 2006. His professional experience includes working with the Portland Sea Dogs, the AA affiliate of the Boston Red Sox and as Public Relations Director and Director of Administration for the Lewiston MAINEiacs, a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team.

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

Campaign themes

2010

Mason's campaign website listed several main issues: [1]

  • 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."

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. [2]

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.[3]

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.[4]

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. [5]

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 donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mason is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Mason raised a total of $81,166 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 12, 2013.[6]

Garrett Mason's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Maine State Senate, District 17 Won $54,223
2010 Maine State Senate, District 17 Won $26,943
Grand Total Raised $81,166

2012

Mason won re-election to the Maine State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Mason raised a total of $54,223.
Maine State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Garrett Mason's campaign in 2012
Plowman for State Senate$700
Decoster, Patricia$700
Maine Association of Realtors$700
Common Sense Solutions for Maines Future$700
Thibodeau, Michael D$700
Total Raised in 2012$54,223
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Mason raised $26,943 in contributions. [7]

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.

Garrett Mason News Feed

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Nutting (D)
Maine State Senate District 17
2010–present
Succeeded by
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