Tom Marino

Tom Marino

Political science, 1985

Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives, 10th Congressional district

It wasn't until I missed out on a promotion that I realized the importance of a college education. So, at age 30, I sold my truck, and my wife, Edie, went to work full time while I was in college. I earned a bachelor's and law degrees in five years, attending the former Williamsport Area Community College, Lycoming College and Dickinson School of Law.

I practiced law for several years before being elected to two terms as District Attorney of Lycoming County. I later served as U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, where my name became synonymous with cracking down on organized crime and drug trafficking. I 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.

I returned to work as a private-practice attorney for two years before deciding to run for Congress. I was sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 5, 2011, and I sit on three House committees: Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security and Judiciary; and eight subcommittees.

A two-time cancer survivor, I am active in community events and enjoy reading, motorcycle riding, weightlifting, running and spending time with my family. Besides my committee work, I am involved with the Sportsmen's, Immigration Reform, Coal, Kidney and Adoption caucuses – all issues that mirror my personal concerns and those of the residents of the 10th District.