AUGUSTA – Tonight, Rick Mason won the special election to fill the state House seat left vacant by the death of his wife, Rep. Gina Crafts Mason.

Speaker of the House Sara Gideon released the following statement:

“I want to congratulate Representative-elect Mason and welcome him to the Maine House of Representatives. I also want to thank Scott Gaiason for running an excellent campaign as the democratic nominee. Voters in Lisbon are fortunate to have candidates with such deep commitments to their community and to public service. ”