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Thomas Anthony “Tom” Marino
Tom Marino Congressional Candidate Pennsylvania District 10
Tom Marino came to Congress in January 2011 in much the same way he arrived at other destinations throughout his life: with a sense of purpose, a clear set of goals and a common-sense approach to finding solutions to serious problems.
Though he had previously talked about running for Congress, it wasn’t until he found himself so frustrated by the direction the nation was taking that he declared himself a candidate in early 2010.
He emerged the victor of a three-man Republican primary race and went on to defeat two-term Democrat incumbent Chris Carney by 10 percentage points in November 2010.
With his two children at his side, he was sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 5, 2011, becoming part of the largest freshman class in decades.
Marino sits on three House committees – Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security and the Judiciary – and eight subcommittees.
The assignments are a good fit for the attorney who gained a reputation as a tough prosecutor, first as Lycoming County District Attorney and then as U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
But when Congressman Marino tells working people that he knows where they are coming from, he means it.
That’s because he is never far from his blue-collar roots and the middle-class Williamsport neighborhood home where his mother still lives.
Tom Marino, one of four children of Vivian Marino and the late Joseph Marino, is a second-generation Italian-American. His father was a janitor and a fireman and his mother was a homemaker.
Tom married his high school sweetheart, Edie, and went to work in the manufacturing field. It wasn’t until he missed out on a promotion that he realized the importance of a college education.
So, at age 30, Tom Marino sold his truck, Edie worked full time and he started college. He earned his bachelor’s and law degrees in five years, attending the former Williamsport Area Community College, Lycoming College and Dickinson School of Law.
He practiced law for several years before being elected to two terms as District Attorney of Lycoming County. He later served as U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, where his name became synonymous with cracking down on organized crime and drug trafficking. He was the first U.S. Attorney to attend the Top Gun PA X training classes and completed a National Security Seminar at the U.S. Army War College at the Carlisle Barracks.
Tom returned to work as a private-practice attorney for two years before deciding to run for Congress.
The Marinos have two adopted children, Chloe and Victor, and live in Cogan Station, a section of Lycoming Township in central Pennsylvania.
A two-time cancer survivor, Tom is active in community events and enjoys reading, motorcycle riding, weightlifting, running and spending time with his family.
Besides his committee work, he is involved with the Sportsmen’s, Immigration Reform, Coal, Kidney and Adoption caucuses – all issues that mirror his personal concerns and those of the residents of the 10th District.
Biography of Tom Marino from Tom Marino for Congress
Tom Marino embodies the opportunities America presents through education and hard work.
Tom Marino’s father, Joseph, was a fireman and janitor, and Tom’s mother, Vivian, was a homemaker. They both worked very hard to provide for their family and Tom’s mother still lives in the family house in Williamsport.
After high school, Tom Marino worked in a manufacturing job until, at the age of 30, he decided to go to college and law school.
Tom started his secondary studies at Williamsport Area Community College. Tom Marino graduated magna cum laude from Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Education.
After graduation, Tom Marino attended the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, PA where he received his law degree. During his law school years, Tom studied abroad in Italy, Austria and France.
Tom Marino started his law career with the law firm of McNerney, Page, Vanderlin & Hall in Williamsport.
Tom was elected by the citizens of Lycoming County to serve as their District Attorney in 1991 and served in that position from 1992 to 2002.
In 2002 Tom was selected to serve as United States Attorney, the chief law enforcement officer in the region.
While serving as U.S. Attorney, Tom Marino worked to protect the citizens of Central and Northeast Pennsylvania. Tom Marino was known for cracking down on organized crime and drug trafficking during his term.
Tom Marino then went to work as a business law attorney for DeNaples Management, a Northeast Pennsylvania company. He resigned that position in December 2009 to concentrate on seeking the 10th Congressional seat.
During that service, Tom continued his life – long education experiences by attending the Top Gun PA X training classes at the Fort Indiantown Gap, being the first U.S. Attorney to do so. The course taught valuable new techniques in investigating and prosecuting drug crimes. He also attended a national security session at the United States Army War College at the Carlisle Barracks in Pennsylvania.
Tom Marino and his wife, Edie, have two children, Chloe, 14 and Victor, 10. They live outside Williamsport in Lycoming County.
Tom Marino has been active in civic activities and charities too numerous to mention. He has always believed it extremely important to give back to his community through public service.