Garrett Mason

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Garrett Mason
Maine State Senate, District 17
Senator
Assumed office
2010
Current term ends
2012
Political party Republican
Website Garrett Mason for State Senate
Garrett Mason is a Republican member of the Maine State Senate. Mason was elected to represent District 17 on November 2, 2010.

Elections

2010

See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2010

Mason defeated Democratic incumbent John Nutting in the November 2 general election.[1]

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. [2]

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: [3]

  • 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."

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References

  1. Maine Official Election Results
  2. Results for the June 8, 2010 primary in Maine
  3. Garrett Mason for State Senate