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Garrett Mason

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Garrett Mason
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Maine State Senate District 17
Incumbent
In office
December 1, 2010-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2012
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$13,852/year (1st session), $10,082/year (2nd)
Per diem$70/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
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
CandidateVerification
Garrett Mason (b. June 19, 1985) is a Republican member of the Maine State Senate. Mason was elected to represent District 17 on November 2, 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

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Mason has been appointed to 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 is running for re-election in 2012. He is running unopposed in the June 12, 2012 Republican primary and will face Colleen Quint (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

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

2010

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

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

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