Pennsylvania – President Donald Trump is planning on nominating Rep. Tom Marino of Pennsylvania, one of his campaign supporters, to head the Office of National Drug Control Policy, commonly known as the “drug czar.”

Although Trump had planned on nominating him before, Marino had previously withdrawn from consideration because of a critical illness in his family. The now 65-year-old Marino was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as an attorney for the Middle District in Pennsylvania from 2002 to 2005 before he returned to privately practicing law. In 2010, Marino defeated Democratic Rep. Chris Carney in PA’s 10th Congressional District. He’s serving his third term.

Marino jumped on the Trump boat early and had declared his support for Trump’s presidential candidacy in February of 2016, which made him the fifth Republican Congressman to do so.


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