Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Candidate Profile: Common Council - Mike Marino
Mike Marino (R)
Candidate for Common Council
Born In Middletown, Have been part of the Middletown police department since age 18. (currently hold the rank of sergeant). Have a 15 year old son who attends xavier high school. Member of the Elks lodge #771. Have been involved in organized labor for all of my years with the city and have held the presidents office with the police union seven times.
I have never held public office.
Qualifications for Position
Being a current city employee I feel that I have seen the waste of taxpayers dollars first hand. I also have seen how much politics comes into decisions where it is not needed. In short not being a politician myself I feel that I would make decisions based on the true facts not on what is best for me as a politician.
Reasons for running
I have dedicated my entire adult life to the City Of Middletown as a police auxiliary and then as a full time police officer. I would like to know use what I have learned through the years to help the city as an elected official.
Get new business into Middletown. For to long we have treated the city as a small town. We as elected officials have an obligation to assist bringing business into our city.
Control spending. Just like with our own finances, we should not be spending what we do not have. All to often the city uses money that they simply do not have.