|Maine State Senate, District 17|
|December 1, 2010-Present|
|December 3, 2014|
|Years in position||5|
|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 elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||Four consecutive terms|
|Bachelor's||Pensacola Christian College, 2006|
|Master's||Southern New Hampshire University|
|Date of birth||June 19, 1985|
|Place of birth||Lewiston, Maine|
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Mason served on the following committees:
|Maine Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Veterans and Legal Affairs|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Mason served on these committees:
|Maine Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Criminal Justice and Public Safety|
|• Education and Cultural Affairs|
Mason's campaign website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- 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."
- See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Maine State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for party candidates wishing to run in this election was March 17, 2014. The deadline for write-in candidates to run in the primary election was April 28, 2014, and the deadline for non-party candidates to run in the general election was June 2, 2014. Guy Desjardins was unopposed in the Democratic primary. District 17 incumbent Garrett Mason was unopposed in the Republican primary. Mason defeated Desjardins in the general election.
|Maine State Senate District 22, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Garrett Mason Incumbent||54.3%||9,633|
- See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2012
|Maine State Senate, District 17, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Garrett Mason Incumbent||50.1%||9,818|
- See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2010
|Maine State Senate, District 17|
|Garrett Mason (R)||9,027||53%|
|John Nutting (D)||7,153||42%|
In the June 8th primary election, Mason defeated Russell Pack by a margin of 1,975-1,432.
|Maine State Senate, District 17 - Republican Primary (2010)|
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.
|Garrett Mason's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Maine State Senate, District 17||$54,223|
|2010||Maine State Senate, District 17||$26,943|
|Grand Total Raised||$81,166|
2012Mason 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|
|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|
In 2010, Mason raised $26,943 in contributions.
His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $25,990 to his campaign.
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- Garrett Mason on the Maine State Senate website
- Official campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010
- Garrett Mason on Facebook
- Garrett Mason for State Senate, home page, accessed October 28, 2010
- Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions, "List of Primary Candidates," accessed May 8, 2014
- Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions, "List of Non-Party Candidates," accessed June 2, 2014
- Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions, "Primary Election - June 10, 2014," accessed December 5, 2014
- Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions, "General Election - November 4, 2014," accessed December 5, 2014
- Maine Secretary of State "Primary Candidate List," accessed June 12, 2012
- Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions, "Official 2010 Election Results," accessed February 18, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Mason, Garrett Paul," accessed September 12, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Additional Maine Elected Officials and Leaders," February 6, 2012 (dead link)
John Nutting (D)
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