Congressman Tom Marino (R) snubbed the northeast portion of the 10th Congressional District with his location choices for district offices, leaving Wayne and Pike residents to drive an hour or more to reach his closest office.


Congressman Tom Marino (R) snubbed the northeast portion of the 10th Congressional District with his location choices for district offices, leaving Wayne and Pike residents to drive an hour or more to reach his closest office.

“We looked at a map and came up with the best locations for the most people,” Marino stated Friday in a press release. “It’s a big district that encompasses many counties and a large track of land and unfortunately, we can’t have an office in every county.”

The 10th Congressional District spans 14 counties, which includes Bradford, Montour, Northumberland, Pike, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Union, Wayne and Wyoming counties. The district also includes parts of Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming and Tioga counties.

A Marino spokeswoman said the placement of the offices did not have anything to do with future redistricting.

Communications Director Renita Fennick said “there’s no way to know” what future redistricting will look like.
“We’ll know when you do,” she said.

Marino will appear throughout the northeast portion of the district at scheduled satellite office hours.

Marino announced Friday the location of his three district offices: Williamsport, Lycoming County; Tunkhannock, Wyoming County; and Sunbury, Northumberland County.

Fennick said Marino’s decision to locate constituent service centers at these locations was based on one factor: The convenience of the residents of the 10th Congressional District.

The centers will be up and running within the next few weeks at:

• Williamsport Constituent Service Center 1020 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 1A, Williamsport, PA 17701.

• Tunkhannock Constituent Service Center 181 West Tioga Street, Suite 2 Tunkhannock, PA 18657.

• Sunbury Constituent Service Center 106 Arch Street Sunbury, PA 17801.

In the meantime, District Director Dave Weber said constituents may call the Washington, D.C., office at 202-225-3731.