|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 10th district
January 3, 2011
|Preceded by||Chris Carney|
|United States Attorney for the
Middle District of Pennsylvania
|Nominated by||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||David Barasch|
|Succeeded by||Martin Carlson|
of Lycoming County
|Preceded by||Brett Feese|
|Succeeded by||Michael Dinges|
|Born||Thomas Anthony Marino
August 13, 1952 
Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA
|Residence||Lycoming Township, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Lycoming College, B.A.
Dickinson School of Law, J.D.
Thomas Anthony Marino (born August 13, 1952) is an American politician and attorney. He currently serves as the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district and as Campaign Chair for Donald Trump's Pennsylvania campaign. He is a member of the Republican Party.
Early life and education
Marino served as a Lycoming County District Attorney from 1992–2002, and was then selected as a U.S. Attorney.
U.S. House of Representatives
The district, located in central and northeastern Pennsylvania, includes Bradford County, Juniata County, Lycoming County, Mifflin County, Pike County, Snyder County, Sullivan County, Susquehanna County, Union County, Wayne County, and portions of Perry County, Tioga County, Lackawanna County, Monroe County, and Northumberland County.
In 2010, Marino decided to challenge incumbent Democrat U.S. Congressman Chris Carney of Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district. He won the three-candidate Republican primary with 41% of the vote, defeating Dave Madeira (31%) and Snyder County Commissioner Malcolm Derk (28%). On November 2, 2010, Marino defeated Carney 55-45%. He won every county in the district except Luzerne and Lackawanna.
|2010 10th Congressional District of Pennsylvania Elections|
|Democratic||Chris Carney (incumbent)||89,170||45|
Tom Marino won re-election to a second term, defeating Democratic nominee Philip Scollo 66%–34%.
|2012 10th Congressional District of Pennsylvania Elections|
|Republican||Tom Marino (incumbent)||179,563||65.6|
In a newly redrawn and ratified district, Congressman Marino faced off against Independent Nick Troiano and Democrat Scott Brion. Marino garnered 62% of the vote; Troiano got 13%; Brion got 25%.
|2014 10th Congressional District of Pennsylvania Elections|
|Republican||Tom Marino (incumbent)||112,851||62.6|
On the 29th of February, 2016, Tom Marino endorsed Donald Trump for President and subsequently became Donald Trump's Pennsylvania Campaign Chairman. On March 12, conservative blog RedState called for a conservative to challenge Tom Marino in the 2016 Republican primary.
Marino is one of the most conservative members of the Pennsylvania delegation. He ranked third among PA members in Americans for Prosperity’s scorecard (70%) and fifth in Club for Growth's scorecard (63%).
In July 2012, Marino introduced a bill to help fund local and state governments, about $800 million per year, to sustain various law enforcement activities such as prosecution, prevention, education, training, and corrections called the "Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Reauthorization Act of 2012". Marino said, "Local law enforcement agencies and officials need nothing less than our full support in combating crime on every level".
In July 2013, Marino voted "NO" to Rep. Justin Amash's amendment #413 to H.R. 2397 "To end authority for the blanket collection of records under the Patriot Act and bar the NSA and other agencies from using Section 215 of the Patriot Act to collect records, including telephone call records, that pertain to persons who are not subject to an investigation under Section 215" which Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, an author of the Patriot Act, considers un-American.
As of May 2016, Tom Marino has sponsored 40 bills, none of which have become law.
Marino introduced the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act of 2013. After multiple committee considerations, the bill was in part added as an amendment in the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (FARRM Act), which was signed into law by President Obama in February 2014.
Marino introduced the Responsibly And Professionally Invigorating Development Act of 2013 into the House. Marino introduced this same bill in the 114th Congress. The bill aims to expedite the review process required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for construction projects that are partly or fully financed with federal funds or require permits or approvals from federal regulatory agencies.
- Committee on Foreign Affairs
- Committee on Homeland Security
- Committee on the Judiciary
In 2007, Marino abruptly resigned from office as the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania while under review for a breach of ethics by the Department of Justice. This review centered around Marino's relationship with felon Louis DeNaples. Marino gave DeNaples a character reference in order to open up a casino. Later, as a U.S. Attorney investigating DeNaples for ties with the Buffalino crime family, Marino did not recuse himself or bring his personal relationship After his resignation, Marino accepted a position as an in-house attorney for DeNaples Management for $250,000 per year.
In August 2014, Marino got into confrontation on the House floor with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, after he claimed "she had no strength to go after immigration", Marino has not offered an apology.
- "Guide to the New Congress" (PDF). CQ Roll Call. 2010-11-04. Retrieved 2010-11-24.
- "Trump’s State Chair Woos Unbound Delegates In Pennsylvania". www.wbur.org. Retrieved 2016-06-18.
- "Marino wants less government, lower taxes". The Daily Item. 2010-10-12. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
- "MARINO, Thomas A., (1952 – )". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 6, 2012.
- "PA – District 10 – R Primary Race – May 18, 2010". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
- "PA – District 10 Race – Nov 02, 2010". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
- http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/carney-concedes-to-marino-in-10th-1.1057990. Retrieved November 3, 2010. Missing or empty
- "PA – District 10 Race – Nov 06, 2012". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
- . Politico http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/house/pennsylvania/#.VGYlP0td8ds. Retrieved 2014-11-12. Missing or empty
- "Daily Item".
- "Mike Molesevich for Congress".
- "Exclusive: Bradford Commissioner Might Primary Marino". PoliticsPA. 2013-03-05. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
- "Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth". http://fosteryouthcaucus-karenbass.house.gov/. Retrieved 12 November 2014. External link in
- "Cystic Fibrosis Caucus". http://www.cff.org/GetInvolved/Advocate/CFCaucus/. Retrieved 12 November 2014. External link in
- Bill H.R.3261
- Brady, Chris (2013-03-26). "Marino: Keep guns away from mentally ill, felons". standard-journal.com. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
- "House Passes Byrne-JAG Program | Congressman Thomas Marino". Marino.house.gov. 2012-08-02. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
- "Rep. Calls on Bureau of Prisons to Make Improvements | Congressman Thomas Marino". Marino.house.gov. 2013-03-15. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
- "H.Amdt. 413 (Amash) to H.R. 2397: Amendment sought to end authority for the blanket collection of records under the Patriot ...". GovTrack.us. 2013-07-24. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
- "Jim Sensenbrenner, Patriot Act Author, Slams 'Un-American' NSA Verizon Phone Records Grab". HuffPo. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
- Marino, Tom. "Tom Marino". www.congress.gov. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
- "Marino's animal fighting bill signed into law". Retrieved 12 November 2014.
- "H.R. 2641 – Summary". United States Congress. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
- "H.R. 2641 – CBO". Congressional Budget Office. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
- Birkbeck, Matt (1 October 2010). "Source: Marino resigned while under review". The Morning Call. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
- Birkbeck, Matt (1 October 2010). "Source: Marino resigned while under review". The Morning Call. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
- "Marino details Pelosi floor spat". Retrieved 2016-07-08.
- "Marino for US Congress". Archived from the original on November 30, 2010.
- Congressman Tom Marino official U.S. House site
- Tom Marino for Congress
- Tom Marino at DMOZ
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Profile at Project Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Legislation sponsored at The Library of Congress
|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district
|U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
|District Attorney of Lycoming County
|United States order of precedence (ceremonial)|
|United States Representatives by seniority