Garrett Mason is a Maine native with roots that go back generations. Born in Lewiston, Maine he was raised in Lisbon Falls where both sides of his family have lived for over 100 years. He is a 2006 graduate of Pensacola Christian College in Pensacola, Florida, and holds a bachelor of science degree in Management and Marketing.
After college, Mason worked in Maine’s vibrant sports administration field serving in various roles for the Portland Sea Dogs (AA affiliate of the Boston Red Sox) and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Lewiston MAINEiacs. It was serving in these rolls that prompted his calling for public service.
In 2010, Mason entered the race for State Senate. He defeated an 18-year incumbent by 11% of the vote and served for eight years representing Androscoggin and Kennebec Counties in the Senate. He was elected by his peers to serve as Majority Leader at 29 years old – the youngest in state history. He is the only person in over 50 years to serve back to back terms as Majority Leader.
During his time in the Maine State Legislature, Senator Mason has served on the various committee including Criminal Justice and Public Safety; Education and Cultural Affairs; Government Oversight; Energy, Utilities, and Technology; and Veterans and Legal Affairs.
In 2018, Mason ran for the Republican nomination for Governor. He placed second in the first-ever statewide Ranked Choice election in America.
In 2018 Mason was awarded an honorary doctorate in humanities by his alma mater, Pensacola Christian College, for his contributions to conservative politics.