Republican Congressman Tom Marino, from Williamsport, announced his resignation from the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday.
In a statement, Marino said he would officially step down Wednesday, January 23.
“Having spent over two decades serving the public, I have chosen to take a position in the private sector where I can use both my legal and business experience to create jobs around the nation,” said Marino in the statement. “I want to thank the people of the 12th Congressional District of Pennsylvania for the faith they have placed in me to represent them in Congress. It truly has been one of the greatest honors of my life. I worked in Congress to fight for the hardworking people of our region and I am proud of the work we have accomplished. I am confident that the area will continue to thrive.”
He served in the House of Representatives since 2010, winning re-election four times, most recently in the 2018 Congressional election. Before his tenure in Congress, Marino served as U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the District Attorney of Lycoming County.
Governor Tom Wolf has 10 days from Marino’s resignation to “issue writ for special election.” This election must take place within 60 days from when the writ is issued. Party committees are responsible for selecting candidates to run.