Lance Marino has announced he will seek a second four-year term as St. Charles Parish Clerk of Court.
“I will continue to serve you responsibly for the next 4 years,” Marino said. “I have dedicated all of my adult life to public service, first as your [St. Charles parish] councilman and now as your clerk of court. I am grateful to you for giving me the opportunity to serve.”The election is Oct. 24.
Marino’s qualifications include completing the Louisiana State Certification Program established by the Louisiana Clerks of Court Association in his first term in office.
He served two terms as parish councilman in District 6.
“I have ushered in an era of modernization at the clerk’s office, as promised,” he said.
“The clerk’s office now has a fully functioning website, email for all staff members (which was previously unavailable), new computer equipment and wi-fi enabled high-speed Internet service.”
If re-elected, Marino said he will continue modernizing the clerk’s office, improving public access to records, operate the office efficiently and always provide courteous service.Historical records are being safeguarded and are in the process of being digitized, Marino said.
On election night, returns are posted online and on local cable access TV as soon as available.
“Electronic access of records is more available than ever before to the public, the legal community, and the courts,” he said.
“All of this while working within and scrupulously managing a finite fee-driven budget, which does not include any tax dollars,” he said.
“I have overseen these state-of-the-art improvements while insuring that the courteous, competent staff at the clerk’s office continues its tradition of quality personal service.:
A graduate of Destrehan High School, Marino worked his way through Louisiana State University and the University of New Orleans where he obtained his bachelor’s of arts degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing.
Marino’s wife, Mary Waguespack Marino, is a licensed physical therapist who has made her career at St. Charles Parish Hospital.
This year, the couple celebrates their 25th wedding anniversary.
They have four children: Jacob, 21; Elena, 19; Rachel, 17, and Dominic, 15.
Their older two children are students at LSU and their younger two children are at Destrehan High School. They are parishioners of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Norco.
Marino is a member and past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Red Church Council No. 3634.