Senate Republican Office
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Senator Garrett Mason to Chair Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee
AUGUSTA – Maine Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason (R-Androscoggin) has been appointed by Senate President Michael Thibodeau (R-Waldo) to chair the Maine Legislature’s Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee.
In addition to being responsible for veterans’ programs in Maine, the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee oversees the Maine National Guard, state liquor and gaming operations, as well as voter registration and elections.
Senator Mason was chair of the committee during the 126th Legislature.
“The Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee has a very wide-ranging area of responsibility over issues that affect all Mainers,” Senator Mason said. “I have always believed that caring for our veterans needs to be one of our top priorities as lawmakers. It is also crucial to ensure that our elections are carried out in an orderly, transparent manner. I look forward to working with all members of the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee on the important work that is ahead of us in the 128th Legislature.”
Senate President Thibodeau said, “Senator Garrett Mason has distinguished himself as a fair, effective leader throughout his legislative career. His work on the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee during the 126th Legislature was especially noteworthy, and I have no doubt he will be a tremendous asset to the committee in the upcoming session.”
Senator Garrett Mason is serving his fourth term in the Maine Senate and his second as Senate Majority Leader.