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The Only Choice in 9th Rep District House GOP Primary – John Marino

September 7, 2010

I have been so consumed with the buzz about Christine O’Donnell and the Tea Party Express activities that I missed this in the News Journal.

The News Journal highlights an Independent is challenging Republican in the closed GOP primary on September 14th for the GOP nomination for the 9th Representative District House race.  Give me a break.

Link here:

http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20100907/NEWS02/9070348/Independent-challenges-9th-District-Republican

He are a couple of reasons to support John Marino:

1) John Marino is the ONLY Republican in the race. Even the News Journal reports that Tony Mirto is a registered Indepenedent.  How can a registered Independent run in a closed primary anyway?

2) John has an long and outstanding record of service to the communities in which he lives. Although John Marino is a native New Yorker, he served the city of New York with distinction as a decorate police officer.  When he was disabled in the line of duty, he chose make Delaware his home.  And since then, he continues to serve his district with distinction.  Most notably he has been:

  • President Lea Eara/Summit Farms
  • Retired New York Police Officer
  • Former State of Delaware Forensic Evidence Specialist
  • Former Deputy Director to the Delaware Evidence Specialist
  • Former Deputy Director to the Delaware Chief Medical Examiner
  • Youth Officer, New York City, Robbery Investigation Unit
  • Assistant coach for Community athletic Association soccer
  • Manager and coach for M.O.T Little League
  • Assistant coach for M.O.T Cavs football
  • Volunteer for Appoquinimink All Sports Boosters
  • Volunteer at children’s hospitals

3) John has served the Delaware Republican Party in numerous capacities. I have know John Marino since I moved from North Wilmington to the Bear/Glasgow area in late 2003.  John Marino has held numerous leadership capacities in the 9th Representative District Republican Committee, including Chairman from 2004-2005 (I enthusiastically served as Vice Chairman during his tenure).  During his tenure, J0hn Marino’s leadership with the hosting the Comedy Cabaret secured another election victory for Representative Dick Cathcart.

4) John is a family man. Without a doubt, John Marino is a family man.  This is a good thing especially in a time our history, when family values are sorely need.  John walks the walk.

5) John has the conservative credentials to win. Without a doubt, John Marino has what it takes to win this primary and also the general election.  The 9th RD race in my opinion is Republican safe, and John Mario is an excellent choice to carry the mantle after Dick Cathcart.

Given John Marino’s decorated career in the NYPD and his executive/leadership roles in the Delaware Medical Examiners Office, John Marino has leadership potential within the Delaware House.  The key is getting John there, along with enough GOP members to secure a GOP majority.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. El Fuego permalink
    September 7, 2010 10:19 pm

    For someone who is supporting Christine O’Donnell, isn’t this a tad hypocritical as John Marino is just another entrenched party player like the candidate that O’Donnell is opposing?

    Serving the DE GOP in numerous leadership positions – isn’t this part of the problem – party insiders who feel they are the heir apparent for these offices. The only break we need is from guys like this! What’s wrong with Tony Mirto running, this is America! We need independent voices in the General Assembly not the same old tired GOP message.

  2. Outside Observer permalink
    November 2, 2010 9:41 pm

    So much for a safe seat.

  3. karen permalink
    November 3, 2010 11:35 am

    John was convicted for trying to RUN someone over. Can’t we find anyone better?

  4. George permalink
    November 3, 2010 7:35 pm

    Hey Karen…you should get your facts straight before you post a comment like that.. John was never CONVICTED of trying to run someone over. Maybe you should try and stop believing everything you hear..Candidates no matter what position they are running for try to dig up some kind of dirt, but in this case they didnt dig far enough since its not true..It is very sad that he was the BETTER CHOICE…….

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