Oct. 31 – AUBURN – Garrett Mason and Greg Bianconi face off in a special election to fill the final two years of a four-year term for the District 4 seat on the Androscoggin County Commission.
District 4 includes Lisbon, Sabattus and Wales.
Mason, 37, a Republican from Lisbon, was nominated in January to fill the seat previously held by Isaiah Lary until there is an election.
A former state Senate majority leader, Mason graduated from Turner’s Calvary Christian Academy in 2003 and earned a bachelor of arts degree in business management from Pensacola Christian College in Florida in 2007.
He and his wife, Rebekah, have a daughter, Piper.
Bianconi, 70, retired after 35 years as a family doctor in Lisbon. The Democratic challenger attended Brown University for undergraduate and medical school.
He has been married for 43 years and has three children and 10 grandchildren. He has been active in the First Universalist Church of Auburn for 39 years and works part-time at the CMMC Family Medicine Residency to mentor new physicians.
Public service has always been very important to me. I spent many years fighting for the people of Lisbon, Sabattus and Wales, both as a State Senator and now as a County Commissioner. I’m running for county commissioner because I believe I can bring a stable, experienced, and conservative voice to the commission. It would be an honor to continue to represent our three cities in the Auburn County seat.
: I hope to bring a new face to the county’s questions, problems and budget.
: The county faces many challenges, but perhaps one of the biggest is aging facilities and maintenance. County buildings and offices are over 150 years old. Some are newer, like prison, but most are not. The maintenance, efficiency and sanitary conditions of the establishment are cumbersome and costly. By using federal Covid relief money to repair and replace facilities and systems, we will be able to reduce long-term costs and save local ratepayers money long after the injection runs out. single federal money.
The events of the summer highlighted the major problem of homelessness across the county. Solutions shouldn’t be left to Lewiston, and I’d like to see how the county can contribute.