Richard Mason Wins Special Election For Late Wife’s Empty House Seat

Nov 7, 2017

The husband of the late state Rep. Gina Mason has won a special election to fill her seat.

Richard Mason, a Republican, beat Democrat Scott Gaiason on Tuesday in the election in House District 56, which includes Lisbon.

The seat was left empty when Gina Mason died on Sept. 5 at age 57. The winner will serve out her term, through November 2018.

The Masons’ son is Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason, who’s running for governor.