In Recognition of Mr. Johnny Marinesby Representative Tony Cárdenas
Posted on 2017-07-27
in the house of representatives
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Mr. CARDENAS. Mr. Speaker, it is with great pride that I rise to
recognize the accomplishments and contributions of Mr. Johnny Marines.
Mr. Marines is actively involved in the betterment of his community, the Los Angeles region, and in neighborhoods across our great nation.
Mr. Marines has been recognized by countless local leaders in both New York and California for his tremendous support to the community and dedication to assisting those in need.
Mr. Marines, a native of the Lower East Side of New York, has been a great force in the rise of the popular Latin American group, Aventura and more recently, bachata star, Romeo Santos.
Johnny Marines founded JME, a diversified entertainment and media company with ventures in integrating music, film, television and philanthropy.
Johnny has made it his mission to grow the number of opportunities for Latino musical artists to be successful and make an impact on the community that listens to these artists.
Before becoming involved in the music industry, Mr. Marines dedicated his life to protecting and serving New York City residents. He attended John Jay College School of Criminal Justice until he was recruited by the NYPD on August 30, 1993.
In March 1994, Johnny graduated from the New York Police Academy in the top 10 percent of his class. Mr. Marines was promoted to the rank of sergeant in March 2003, retiring with that rank in February 2009.
He has not forgotten his humble roots and the neighborhood that had a profound impact on his upbringing.
Mr. Marines has committed to dedicating his time and resources to give back to his community.
Mr. Marines has worked with elected officials and music groups to provide holiday dinners to needy families, ship food and supplies to struggling families in the Dominican Republic, and visit sick children in hospitals in an effort to lift their spirits.
Mr. Marines has led the way in helping others in California in the City and County of Los Angeles, focusing on assisting Angelenos with developmental disabilities.
Mr. Marines has established himself as a leader and a charitable American utilizing his talents to create unique opportunities for all ages to thrive and impact the world.
Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in recognizing Mr. Johnny Marines and applauding his contributions and philanthropic endeavors.