Rep. Tom Marino (R-Williamsport), it was announced at the White House yesterday, will be nominated as the new Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, a position where the inhabitant is often referred to as the “drug czar.” Rep. Marino was supposed to be nominated earlier in the year, but a serious illness in the Congressman’s family slowed the process. Should he be quickly confirmed, the northeastern Pennsylvania seat could go to special election to fill the balance of the current term. Republicans would be favored to hold the seat. Mr. Marino has averaged 66.1% of the vote in his three re-election campaigns.
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