Revision as of 16:18, 8 December 2010 by Jacqueline
|Maine State Senate, District 17|
| Assumed office|
| Current term ends|
|Website||Garrett Mason for State Senate|
- See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2010
Mason faced Democratic incumbent John Nutting in the November 2 general election.
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)|
Mason's campaign website lists several main issues: 
- 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."
- List of candidates certified for the June 8, 2010 primary in Maine
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Garrett Paul Mason for State Senate