Senate Republican Office
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUSTA – Senate President Michael Thibodeau (R-Waldo) has appointed Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason (R-Androscoggin) to serve a two-year term representing Maine on the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) Redistricting & Elections Committee.
Senator Mason chairs the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee in Augusta, charged with overseeing elections, and also served on the commission charged with redistricting in Maine in 2013.
“I am pleased to have the opportunity to continue my involvement with NCSL,” said Sen. Mason. “I have served on other committees in the past and have always found the experience to be incredibly worthwhile. It’s important that as we draft policy in Augusta, we are continuously learning from the successes and failures of other states.”
NCSL is a national bipartisan organization based out of Washington, D.C. with a mission to improve the quality and effectiveness of state legislatures by providing legislators and staff with tools, resources and information to craft sound policy. They also promote innovation and communication between state legislatures to ensure the states maintain a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system.
Senate President Thibodeau said, “Senator Mason brings a wealth of knowledge to this committee, particularly from his work as chair of the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee which oversees redistricting in Maine. I cannot think of a better choice to represent the State of Maine.”
The Redistricting & Elections Committee is one of nine bipartisan policy committees that will meet on a semiannual basis each year in Washington, D.C. and at the NCSL Legislative Summit. This year’s annual summit will be held in Boston.