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Lou Barletta

AKA Louis Barletta

Born: 28-Jan-1956
Birthplace: Hazleton, PA

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman, Pennsylvania 11th

Highway contractor and the son of a highway contractor, mayor of Hazelton, Pennsylvania from 2000-10. Ran for Congress in the 11th district in 2002, 2008, and finally won the seat from long-time incumbent Paul Kanjorski in 2010. Pro-gun, anti-abortion. Advocates spending cuts, repeal of the 2010 health care reform, and tough border protections.

Made national headlines as mayor for proposing and signing legislation enacting fines of up to $1,000 per day for individuals or businesses who knowingly or unknowingly employ, conduct business with, or rent apartments to illegal immigrants. "I will get rid of the illegal people", he promised. "It's this simple: They must leave." The law was passed in 2006, and struck down as unconstitutional the following year.

Father: "Rocky" (road contractor)
Mother: Angeline
Wife: MaryGrace Malloy (four daughters)
Daughter: Kelly (b. circa 1983)
Daughter: April (b. circa 1984)
Daughter: Lindsey (b. circa 1987)
Daughter: Grace (b. circa 1989)

    High School: Hazleton High School, Hazleton, PA
    University: Luzerne County Community College
    University: Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
    Administrator: Advisory Board, Luzerne County Community College

    US Congressman, Pennsylvania 11th District (2011-)
    Mayor Hazelton, PA (2000-10)
    City Council Hazelton, PA (1998-2000)
    Interstate Road Marking Founder & President (1984-2000)
    Federation for American Immigration Reform National Board of Advisors
    Republican National Committee
    Santorum 2000
    UN Official Advisory Committee of Local Authorities (2004-05)

Official Website:
http://www.loubarletta.com/


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