Special Election For Marino Seat Set

January 25, 2019

The special election for the vacant 12th Congressional District seat will coincide with the May 21 primary election, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday.

The seat became vacant Wednesday when U.S. Rep. Tom Marino’s resignation took effect. Marino, 66, a Republican from Lycoming Twp., Lycoming County, announced last week he would resign to take an undisclosed job in the private sector.

Delegates from each party in the district’s 15 counties will gather to determine nominees for the special election.

Unlike other offices on the primary election ballot, voters who aren’t registered as Democrats or Republicans may vote on the congressional seat.

The 12th Congressional District includes all of Wyoming, Susquehanna and Bradford counties and all or parts of 12 other counties.

A congressman’s annual salary is $174,000. House members serve two-year terms.


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