From The Times-Tribune

U.S. Rep. Tom Marino thinks he deserves re-election because he has begun to gain influence in Washington, challenged House leaders and President Barack Obama when necessary and succeeded in getting some bills passed by the House and one actually signed into law.

“I am a fiscal conservative. I listen and do what my constituents want and hear them clearly,” Mr. Marino said during an interview Tuesday with the Times-Tribune editorial board.

Mr. Marino, 62, a Lycoming Twp Republican, faces Democrat Scott Brion and independent Nick Troiano in the Nov. 4 election for representative of the 10th Congressional District, which includes the northwest part of Lackawanna County and all or parts of Bradford, Lycoming, Juniata, Mifflin, Monroe, Northumberland, Perry, Pike, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union and Wayne counties.