The 33-year-old was nominated by Chief Minister John Le Fondré for the role in the States on Tuesday and was the only candidate.
He was therefore appointed unopposed – a move he joked made him feel like a Constable because so many are typically unopposed at election time.
But while getting the job may have been simple, the questions he faced from fellow Members during the 20-minute period following his speech to the Assembly were more challenging.
He was asked about everything from the 90% market rates model for Andium Homes and buy-to-let homes to a possible tax on empty properties, what measures he plans to introduce in the next two years to reduce rental stress on tenants and for an overview of his policies to support children.
Deputy Maçon also revealed that he intended to propose an alternative to the memorial acknowledging abuse carried out in Jersey’s care system, which has proven controversial.
He told the States Assembly he intended to propose to the Citizens’ Panel which recommended the memorial that the £200,000 set aside to pay for it instead be used to fund a training scheme for care leavers.