Representative Lou Barletta represents the people of Pennsylvaniaï¿½s 11th Congressional District, a position he has held since being sworn in on January 5th, 2011.
Congressman Barletta currently serves on the Education and Workforce Committee, which will focus on how our nation can improve its educational system so we have competitive, qualified workers in the future.
He also serves as a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which will play a critical role in the economic development and job growth of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Born and raised in Hazleton, PA, Barletta was elected to Hazleton City Council 1998, winning the race for mayor in 2000. Despite inheriting a massive budget shortfall, he was able to turn the city of Hazleton around with tough fiscally responsible decisions, earning statewide praise and recognition. In addition, his leadership on the issue of illegal immigration in Hazleton garnered national attention. Hazleton is now enjoying one of the most impressive revitalizations in regional history.
In September, 2004, Mayor Barletta was appointed by the White House to serve on the United Nation Advisory Committee of Local Authorities representing the United States of America.
Barletta and his wife, Mary Grace are the parents of four daughters, Kelly, April, Lindsey, and Grace, and have one grandson, Gabriel Louis.