Joseph Marthone is a confident, intelligent individual with a track record of accomplishments spanning from his education, his community service, his business and personal life. Growing up in Southeastern, Queens, New York in the middle of the 5th Congressional District taught him the importance of community service, community involvement and the need for serious leadership.
Joseph Marthone comes from a family of modest means, growing up in a home with both working parents. His parents provided abundant valuable childhood guidance within a Christian environment, and showed how a supportive family, individual principles, a strong work ethic, faith and a belief in one’s God-given talent can play a critical roles in leading a balanced life with the right perspectives. These have always been the guiding principles of Joseph Marthone’s life.
Joseph Marthone benefited from what this State and this Country had to offer – equality, opportunity, and the promise that through hard work and education one could reach his or her potential and create a full and successful life. But for many of us in the Fifth Congressional District and around the nation, this promise no longer rings true. We are facing a record jobless rate, an enormous budget deficit, a serious housing crisis, and a crumbling school system that is failing our children. We need change because too many career politicians in Washington are bailing out Wall Street instead of helping you and I in main Street.
Joseph Marthone knows first-hand the devastating impact our failing economy has on the men and women who live in the 5th Congressional District and the continued government’s neglect and politicians who advanced themselves with empty lies, false hopes and empty promises. This kind of politics does not create jobs, improve the quality of life for us, or improve pride and morale.
In the last twenty (20) years, Joseph Marthone has worked as a community organizer for tenants in Rochdale Village, advocating on behalf of Children, women and the elderly. He’s often sought after as a motivational speaker in many forums and has found time to serve as a mentor. Even as a teen he worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters to provide much needed guidance for other youngsters in our community. This life journey of public service is Joseph Marthone’s assignment.
Joseph Marthone is running for Congress because he knows things can be different. Together, we can change our course and begin to create a more compassionate, sensible, and sustainable America. During the Obama campaign, Joseph Marthone served as a captain campaigning on behalf of then Senator Obama in New York, and various areas of Pennsylvania.
As a Small business owner, Joe understands the issues facing businesses or entrepreneurs today and the burdensome impact government intervention and regulations have on productivity and financial results. Joe has gained a realistic view of what it takes to manage and grow small businesses, grow our economy and initiate steps which create sustainable, well-paying jobs.
During this campaign, Joseph Marthone will travel throughout the District to discuss his ideas on how we can create jobs in the district, better our health care system and provide better education to our children.
Joe’s religious beliefs are part of his core values. Besides drawing inspiration and strength from his faith, he is a practicing Christian who encourages, serves and actively participates in issues affecting his community such as: advocating programs serving as temporary support paths towards education and employment instead of a path to a permanent welfare culture.
As a U.S. Congressman, Joe will listen intently, will respond to people just like you. He will carry all your needs and issues to Washington as your trusted voice. These will be among Joe’s primary goals. He will fight for those he represents.
Joseph Marthone attended Springfield Gardens High School, where he participated in numerous community activities; he then went on to earn his associate degrees in Media Relation from Queensborough Community College, and his Bachelors Degree from Queens College, City University of New York in Accounting Taxation and Finance.
Joseph Marthone is the Ambassador of Change…