Garrett Mason

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Garrett Mason
Member of the Maine Senate
from the 17th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
2010
Preceded by John Nutting
Personal details
Born (1985-06-19) June 19, 1985 (age 29)
Lewiston, Maine
Political party Republican
Profession Sports management
Religion Baptist

Garrett Paul Mason (born June 19, 1985) is an American politician.[1][2] Mason is a Republican State Senator from Maine's 17th District, representing part of Androscoggin County, including his residence in Lisbon Falls. In 2003, he graduated from Calvary Christian Academy in Turner. In 2006, Mason graduated from Pensacola Christian College in Pensacola, Florida with a B.A. in marketing. He also completed graduate work at Southern New Hampshire University and for-profit Art Institute of Pittsburgh. After college, Mason worked for the AA baseball team Portland Sea Dogs and as Director of Administration for the QJMHL hockey team Lewiston Maineiacs.[1]

In November 2010, Mason defeated incumbent Democrat and Leeds dairy farmer John Nutting. The Maine Republican Party spent $50,000 on television and radio ads against Nutting.[3]

During his first term in the Maine Senate, Mason sponsored a bill to allow charter schools in Maine. It was signed by Governor Paul LePage in June 2011.[4]

Mason was re-elected in 2012 by 28 votes over Democrat Colleen Quint of Minot.[5]

In June 2013, upon news that incumbent Congressman Mike Michaud had taken steps towards running for Governor, Mason was said to be "seriously considering a run" for the Republican nomination.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Senator Garrett P. Mason". Government of Maine. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Senator Garrett Paul Mason". Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Hannon, Andie (November 3, 2010). "Mason unseats Nutting for Senate seat". Lewiston Sun Journal. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "LePage signs bill to allow charter schools in Maine". Bangor Daily News (Associated Press). Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Secretary of State Announces Senate District 17 Recount Results and Schedule for Upcoming Recounts". Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  6. ^ Russell, Eric (June 14, 2013). "If Michaud's seat opens, scramble's on". Portland Press Herald. Retrieved 14 June 2013.