Marvin and his wife Maria, who was born in the Philippines, moved to Woodside after retiring from the Army where they raised their two sons Tony 21 and Manny 14, both who attended local schools. Marvin is currently employed by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as a Facility Manager where he provides safe efficient building operations ensuring energy savings and sustainability to preserve NYC’s environment.



After retirement from active military service in 2004, Marvin immediately began serving the community as the Youth Chairman for John V. Daniels Jr. VFW Post No. 2813. Under Marvin’s leadership, forty-eight local students have received $3,200 in scholarships. Marvin is a proud union member of the Organization of Staff Analysts. He is a life member of  several organizations which include the 82nd Airborne Division Association, the Combat Infantrymen’s Association, the National Rifle Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the Catholic War Veterans, Knights of Columbus, President of the Sunnyside GOP Club, and served on Queens Community Board 2.

Marvin holds these positions to ensure veterans receive well deserved compensation for injury and illness sustained on active duty. Merited compensation that is spent here locally to bolster our economy and enrich our neighborhoods. Marvin believes in empowering our youth to create their own success through education and skill development. He has mentored thousands as a Cub Master and Veterans Youth Chairman.


Marvin is a proven leader who has lead men under the stress of combat and continues to lead New York’s most dedicated workers during the pandemic. During his time at Airborne Express, Marvin created revenue for his employer by adhering to collective bargaining agreements, managing payrolls, and ensuring efficient operations. Marvin has been a member of both management and labor. He understands what it takes for creating a cohesive environment for everyone to prosper. Marvin has been designated an expert by the City University of New York and Department of Citywide Administrative Services because of his leadership in the field of facility management and energy conservation to achieve a more sustainable environment.

Marvin also distinguished himself as a leader in the Army by leading troops in combat operations during Operation Desert Storm. He has earned the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Ranger Tab, the Southwest Asia Service Medal w/1 campaign star, the Overseas Service Ribbon w/Numeral 2, the Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, the Liberation of Kuwait Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal and the Meritorious Unit Citation Ribbon.

Marvin will use his leadership skills to create jobs and improve the quality of life for all residents of the New York’s 26th Council District.


Marvin possess a Juris Doctorate from Concord Law School in Los Angeles California, a Master of Arts in Diplomacy Degree from Norwich University in Northfield Vermont, Bachelors of Political Science Degree from Empire State College in Saratoga Springs New York, and an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Fayetteville Technical Community College in Fayetteville North Carolina. He is a graduate of numerous military schools including the U.S. Army Ranger School, Military Police School, and the Special Operations Training Course.

Marvin’s experience, knowledge, and training gives him the skills to provide a safe secure environment for all New Yorkers.