Central PA Congressman Steps Down Wednesday

A five-term Republican congressman who represents part of our area and who co-chaired Donald Trump's successful presidential campaign in Pennsylvania is resigning. Tom Marino said in a statement last week that his last day will be tomorrow (Wednesday, January 23), and that he's taking a job in the private sector. The 66-year-old Marino is a former county and federal prosecutor. He easily won re-election in November to his heavily Republican district which covers 15 counties including most of Northumberland County. Marino's survived multiple bouts of kidney cancer. Governor Wolf must schedule a special election to fill the remainder of Marino’s term.