Saturday, December 18, 2010

Marino Announces Committee Appointments

Yesterday was a big day for Congressman-elect Tom Marino. First he announced the appointment of Renita Fennick, executive director of the Luzerne County Republican Party, as his communications director. Bill O'Boyle of the Times Leader filed this report.

Renita Fennick, who has served as executive director of the Luzerne County Republican Committee for nearly two years, has been named Marino’s communications director.

Fennick, 50, of Wilkes-Barre Township, will be based in the 10th Congressional District and will travel occasionally to Washington as required.

Fennick said Marino “has a great message” and she said she is honored to be able to help him convey that message throughout the district.

“Tom is a man of integrity and honor and there’s no doubt that he will be one of the most hard-working representatives the 10th District has ever seen,” Fennick said. Fennick said her new job will be a challenge and she will miss working with the county GOP on a daily basis.

“It is difficult to leave the county Republican Party, yet very exciting to be part of this historic chapter in our nation’s history,” she said.

“I am very happy that Renita has agreed to join my staff as communications director,” said Marino, R-Lycoming Township. “Her experience, connections with local media, and eagerness to directly communicate with constituents will help me to keep the lines of communication open.”

Steve Mocarsky of the Times Leader reported that Marino received two key committee appointments.

Marino, R-Lycoming Township, was notified Wednesday that he will join the U.S. House Homeland Security and Judiciary committees when the 112th Congress convenes next month.

“I don’t think there is anything more important than to serve on a committee that is dedicated to protecting our people and our land,” Marino said in a press release. “Our focus not only will be to prevent terrorist attacks but to eliminate the terrorists.”

Marino, when he takes office on Jan. 5, will represent the 10th Congressional District, which encompasses parts of Bradford, Tioga, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Pike, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Union, Wayne and Wyoming counties.

Congressman-elect Lou Barletta will be announcing his committee assignments in the very near future. One committee will be key to plotting a course for Pennsylvania's future. Its area of oversight will address the growing needs of Pennsylvania. Exploring PPP's(public-private partnerships) will be on the agenda.

Barletta resigned his mayoral duties as of December 14th.

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