State Senate District 22
Joseph Marinaro is a business process analyst for the University of Michigan's procurement services division. He is running for the Michigan Senate District 22 seat that's currently held by Republican Joe Thune, who is term limited. In the Aug. 7 Republican primary, Marinaro faces Lana Theis. The winner will compete against Democrat Adam Dreher in the Nov. 6 general election.
A resident of Fowlerville in Livingston County, Marinaro is using his campaign's Facebook page to post commentary about a variety of issues, including infrastructure needs, campaign finance and gun control. He opposes gerrymandering and is concerned about government pensions and debt. He describes himself as a non-traditional political candidate and states that he doesn't plan to spend money on campaign materials or mailings.
From 2012-2015, Marinaro worked as an IT systems coordinator for the Henry Ford Health System. From 2009-2012 he was front office coordinator for the Michigan House of Representatives.
Marinaro has an associate's degree in human resource management from Lansing Community College and a bachelor's degree in political science from Michigan State University.
Marinaro is serving as treasurer for his campaign.
Joseph Marinaro: In The News
Races for new Circuit Court seat, state House and Senate set as filing deadline passes – Livingston Daily, April 24, 2018