Charles Francis Adams II Award Recipient

The Honorable Ron Mariano, House Majority Leader

Ronald Mariano is the majority leader of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. A Democrat from Quincy, he was first elected to the House in a December 1991 special election. He was appointed assistant majority leader in February 2009 and became majority leader in January 2011. He represents the 3rd Norfolk district.

Mariano was born and raised in Quincy, where he attended public school. He received his B.S. from Northeastern University in Boston and his M.Ed. from the University of Massachusetts Boston. He became a teacher and was elected to the Quincy School Committee, where he served from 1989 to 2009. He also served on the Ward 2 Democratic Committee, the Norfolk County Advisory Board, and the Quincy College Board of Governors.

As a past member of the Quincy Parks and Recreation Board Majority Leader Mariano understands the importance of a well established and maintained Park System.  He continues to carry that commitment with him and as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives has been instrumental in obtaining funding for a variety of projects benefiting our open spaces.

For that reason, the Quincy Park Conservancy is proud to honor House Majority Leader Ron Mariano as the 2014 Charles Francis Adams award recipient.