About Ron

Ronald Mariano was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in a special election in December, 1991.  He represents the 3rd Norfolk District, which is comprised of Quincy (Ward 2 and Precinct 5 of Ward 4); Weymouth (Precincts 5, 6, 9, 12, 16); and Holbrook (Precincts 2, 3, 4). He serves as the Majority Leader in the House of Representatives.

Throughout his career, Representative Mariano has been a driving force behind financial services matters and health care reform efforts. From 2001 to 2009 Mariano served as the House Chairman of the Joint Committee on Financial Services (previously the Joint Committee on Insurance), where he was a key architect of the Commonwealth’s landmark health care reform of 2006 and principal proponent of transitioning the state’s auto insurance market to managed competition in 2008. As chair, Mariano oversaw all legislative matters pertaining to banking and insurance. In February 2009, Mariano was promoted to Assistant Majority Leader and led the House negotiations on education reform and health care cost containment legislation. Mariano was appointed Majority Leader in 2011 by Speaker Robert A. DeLeo.

Mariano served as a member of the Quincy School Committee for eighteen years.  He is a former member of the Norfolk County Advisory Board, Chairman of the Ward 2 Democratic Committee, Co-Chair of the Baird and McGuire Taskforce, and formerly served on the Quincy College Board of Governors.  He currently chairs the MWRA Legislative Caucus. Mariano is a lifelong resident of Quincy, Massachusetts.  He attended Quincy public schools, graduated from Northeastern University in 1969 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, and received his Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 1972.  After graduation, Mariano taught elementary school history in the Quincy public schools for twelve years. Mariano has been a lifelong basketball fan and coached Quincy Youth Basketball for many years.  He is the founder and former coordinator of the President’s Youth Basketball Association and a member of the Quincy Public Schools Athletic Contribution Committee.  Mariano enjoys travel, reading, and music. Mariano is married to Eve Powell.

2012 State Representative of the Year, Association of Developmental Disability Providers (ADDP)
2011 Canon Brian S. Kelley Public Servant Award, Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance (MHSA)
2011 Extra Mile Community Award, Quincy Community Action Program (QCAP)
2010 Champion of Family Building Award, Resolve of New England
2009 Legislator of the Year Award, Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC)
2009 Award in Recognition of his Steadfast Leadership and Dedication, Manet Community Health Center (MANETCHC)
2008 Leadership in Healthcare Award, Quincy Medical Center (QMC)
2008 Dennis Ryan Community Service Award, Quincy Democratic City Committee
2008 Insurance Professional of the Year, Insurance Library Association of Boston
2007 Leadership in Suicide Prevention Award, Massachusetts for Suicide Prevention Coalition (MSPC)
2006 Human Rights Champion Award, South Shore Civil Marriage for All and the Quincy Human Rights Commission
2005 South Shore Chamber of Commerce Award for Public Service, South Shore Chamber of Commerce
1997 Award in Honor of Support and Dedication to the Quincy Firefighters Association, Quincy Firefighters Association

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