Here’s an update on a couple of people we haven’t heard from in a while:
–Virginia McGregor: She’s no longer “just a housewife” as she once claimed or just the sister mayor of former Mayor Chris Doherty, whose campaigns she so ably managed.
Since 2012, she has served as a member of the board of Geisinger Health System. She’s also vice chairwoman of the board at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. She wooed former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton to speak at the medical school in March 2018 and meets up with the former first lady at various events, according to Facebook posts I’ve seen.
She’s also still on the board of her family company, McGregor Industries.
That’s not all.
McGregor, 57, raised money for Clinton in 2016, but she moved up on the fundraising ladder, too.
In May, the Democratic National Committee named her a deputy national finance chair. The same month, Gov. Tom Wolf appointed her to the Pennsylvania Commission for the United States Semiquincentennial. That’s a fancy name for the committee that will plan the state’s celebrations of the nation’s 250th birthday.
–-Tom Marino: The former congressman almost wound up as President Donald Trump’s national drug czar until that little “60 Minutes”/Washington Post story about blocking the Drug Enforcement Administration’s fight against the spread of opioids.
Now, Marino, 67, gets paid as vice president of government affairs/public relations and counsel for Pace-O-Matic, which makes electronic skill games. Earlier this summer, he went around the state calling out businesses that operate illegal gambling devices and called them skill games.
I remember him as the congressman who, unlike every other congressman I ever covered, almost never returned a phone call aimed at determining why he voted a certain way.
He usually just had a staffer email statements, and wouldn’t answer questions.