Vote him out!
Recently, a gentleman from Williamsport wrote to the State College newspaper to tell us Centre County residents now living in the reconfigured 12th Congressional District how lucky we are to be represented in Congress by U.S. Rep. Tom Marino.
Please forgive us if we don’t feel quite so fortunate.
Our former congressman, Glenn Thompson, is a modest man with much to be modest about.
But Tom Marino takes the concept of shafting his own constituents to new depths.
Our friend in Williamsport “forgot” to tell us that “60 Minutes” exposed Marino as an architect of the opioid crisis by his vote to make it easier for opioids to be distributed, all while accepting campaign contributions from the pharmaceutical industry.
Or that Marino voted dozens of times to take away health insurance coverage from thousands of people in his own district.
Or that Marino has a 5 percent lifetime rating from the League of Conservation Voters, thus denying his own neighbors the benefits of protections for clean air and clean water.
Or that Marino actually sued a constituent, an 80-year old woman, who wrote an email that he didn’t like.
Or that Marino resigned as a U.S. Attorney after the Associated Press reported he served as a reference for a convicted felon with alleged crime family connections … all while his own office was investigating him.
Williamsport, you’re a fine town, but please join the rest of the 12th District in sending Marino packing. Vote Marino out on Nov. 6.