Half-Staff Alert for September 13, 2017
For Maine

AUGUSTA – In memory of State Representative Gina Mason, Governor Paul R. LePage today directed all State of Maine flags in Augusta and in her district to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, September 13. Representative Mason died September 5, 2017.

Please note: State of Maine flags are to be lowered in Augusta and Lisbon only. If the Maine State and United States flags are flown on the same staff, it is appropriate to affix the Maine State flag with a black ribbon to denote mourning in lieu of lowering.

“Representative Mason served both her community and her state with enthusiasm and purpose, and we have all benefited from her generous donation of time and talent to the causes she believed in,” stated Governor LePage. “Ann and I are saddened by her passing and express our most sincere condolences to her family.”

Born on December 30, 1959, in Lewiston, Maine, Gina Mason was the daughter of Chauncey and Carmella DeBurra Crafts. She earned an Associate’s Degree from Westbrook College in 1980. She is the mother of state Senator Garret Mason, the current senate majority leader. Representative Mason served her town in many voluntary and elected roles, including terms on the town council and school board and as a volunteer with the Moxie Parade. She was recognized in 2010 as the Maine Downtown Network's Public Official of the Year. Mason was elected to the State Legislature in November 2016.

**When flown at half-staff or half-mast, the U.S. flag should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff or half-mast position. The flag should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.

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