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Gubernatorial candidate Mason announces Sportsman’s Coalition

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LISBON FALLS, Maine — Gubernatorial candidate and Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason announced his statewide support of sportsmen. Garrett has been a staunch supporter of Second Amendment rights and protecting the sportsman heritage in our state.  

“It is an honor to have the support of so many sportsmen across the state of Maine. I am proud of the work I’ve been able to do in Augusta as Senator, like helping to get constitutional carry passed so that Maine people have the ability to exercise their Second Amendment right. As Governor I will continue to protect the Second Amendment and fight for the policies that put Maine families first.”

Sportsman’s Coalition:

Honorable Dale Crafts

Hal Blood,

Master Maine Guide and Author and President of Big Woods Bucks

Butch Moore,

Board of Director for the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, Board of Director SAM Institute for Legislative Action, Life Member of SAM, NRA Life Member and Gun Owners of Maine member

Representative Jeff Timberlake

Representative Steve Wood

Representative Gary Hilliard

Representative Russell Black

Honorable David Burns

Representative Richard Mason  

Richard Galgovitch,

Dick’s Taxidermy  

Roger Lambert,

Registered Maine Guide  

Herbert Murphy  

Timothy Haggerty  

Randy Crafts  

Daniel Skolfield  

Gary Drinkwater

Daniel Buck Soules

Daniel Michel,

Retired Lieutenant of Lisbon Police Department


“As a three-year member of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine Board of Directors and a former member of the Legislature’s Inland, Fisheries and Wildlife Committee, I am passionate about the preservation of our Maine outdoor heritage. These experiences give me confidence that Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason is the right choice to serve as our next Governor. As Governor, I know Garrett will always protect the wonderful outdoor heritage that we have inherited from our sportsman of the past and ensure it is preserved properly for the next generation. Having served together for six years in the Maine Legislature, I have seen firsthand Senator Mason’s support to put Maine Sportsmen first. His unwavering support of the 2nd Amendment has earned him an A+ rating from the NRA. Join me in voting for Garrett Mason for Governor on June 12th.”

Honorable Dale Crafts

Lisbon, Maine

“Senator Mason has always been a strong supporter of Maine Sportsmen. For the past eight years, Garrett and I have worked together in Augusta to protect our rights and preserve our long lasting heritage in Maine. A vote for Garrett Mason is a vote to ensure that our beliefs are never infringed on and our children and grandchildren have the same opportunities as sportsmen that we have had. Please join me in supporting Garrett Mason in the Republican Primary on June 12th.”

Representative Jeff Timberlake

Turner, Maine

“I have been hunting and fishing since before I was 10 years old and consider these sports as a Maine heritage, especially in Washington County where I live. In the 6 years I served with Senator Garrett Mason in the Legislature, I came to know him as a strong supporter of our Maine sporting traditions. I know that, as Governor, he will work tirelessly to protect our hunting, fishing, trapping practices and resources, as well as, our 2nd Amendment rights!”

Honorable David Burns

Whiting, Maine

“I have watched Garrett Mason for the past several years; first from a far, and more recently while working with him in the Maine Legislature. He is absolutely on the right side of sportsman issues and has demonstrated repeatedly through his voting record. Garrett also understands the significance hunting and fishing dollars bring to the Maine economy, which directly affects so many of our citizens all around this great state. As a firearm instructor and hunter, I appreciate Garrett’s strong appreciation of our Second Amendment rights, as he has consistently stood up for and promoted the provisions given us in both the Maine and United States Constitutions. I am happy to support Garrett in his bid to become our next Governor.”

Representative Gary Hilliard

Belgrade, Maine

“As the owner of a family, multi-generation farm and strong believer in Maine’s outdoor heritage, I believe Senator Garrett Mason is the best choice to be the next Governor of the State of Maine. Having served with Garrett in Augusta, I am convinced that he will always put Maine first. Please join me this June 12th primary voting for Senator Garrett Mason.”

Representative Russell Black

Wilton, Maine

“Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason and I were elected to the Maine State Legislature in 2010. I served on the Inland Fishery’s & Wildlife joint standing committee for eight years. My wife Jean and I own J&S Guide Services of Kingsbury Maine. We are both Registered Maine Guides. Garrett has always supported hunting and fishing. I hope you will join with me and vote in this June 12th primary for Senator Mason for Governor. He will always put Maine Sportsmen and women first.”  

Representative Steve Wood

Sabattus, Maine

“Senator Garrett Mason will be getting my vote on June 12th because of his commitment to protect our 2nd Amendment rights. Although our rights are increasingly challenged, I know that Garrett will never back down in protecting all of our Constitutional freedoms. As the owner of Daniel Buck Auctions, I am pleased to have Senator Mason speaking at our Firearms Auction Preview on Friday, April 27th at 7:00 PM. I am excited to have Garrett share his vision for Maine and how we can all work together to protect our rights. Please join me in voting for Garrett Mason for Governor.”

Daniel Buck Soules

Lisbon, Maine

Garrett Mason is a seventh-generation Mainer who calls Lisbon and Androscoggin County home.  He currently serves as Senate Majority Leader, also working in his family’s excavation business and leading on conservative causes.

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