It shouldn’t matter that new congressman Tom Marino — who beat incumbent Democrat Chris Carney in November — doesn’t have an office in Wayne or Pike counties.



That’s because he’ll have a presence and he’ll make an impact.



Truth be told, most politicians don’t set up — and haven’t — shop in Wayne County, which by far is the biggest territory in the Commonwealth North to South.


It shouldn’t matter that new congressman Tom Marino — who beat incumbent Democrat Chris Carney in November — doesn’t have an office in Wayne or Pike counties.

That’s because he’ll have a presence and he’ll make an impact.

Truth be told, most politicians don’t set up — and haven’t — shop in Wayne County, which by far is the biggest territory in the Commonwealth North to South.

Even more importantly is that the 10th Congressional District spans 14 counties.

Marino put some deep thought in where to open his three offices. In a statement, he said that “we looked at the map and came up with the best locations for the most people.”

Marino even expressed remorse that he cannot have an office in each of the 14 counties, Wayne and Pike among them.

It’s just not possible. And just not feasible.

But don’t hold that against Marino.

He’s shown up in Wayne and Pike quite often to be supportive of the events going on in both counties.
He’ll certainly get here as often as he can too. Marino is supportive of Wayne and Pike counties. And they are supportive of him.

In the November general election, the majority of Wayne County voters turned out at the polls in favor of Marino’s GOP ticket, which also included Senator Pat Toomey.

Marino, a former U.S. Attorney, defeated Carney with 55 percent of the vote in the 14-county district.
Marino will champion the causes and address the concerns that the constituents in Wayne and Pike counties have.

You don’t necessarily need a sign out on the front door here saying that you’re open for business.
These are the days of technology where our representatives and their press people are always available. You can get them via email, cell phone and even Facebook and other social networks.

Marino will have offices in Williamsport, Lycoming County; Tunkhannock, Wyoming County; and Sunbury, Northumberland County. These centers will be up and running shortly.

There’s also Marino’s Washington, D.C. office where he can be reached at 202-225-3731.

As our representative, that’s where we want him to spend a lot of time, fighting for the needs of his constituency.

Congressman Marino doesn’t need a home here. He already has one in the hearts and minds of his supporters as someone who will take care of our business.

That should matter most.