ALIPAC Endorsed Candidate for Congress

ALIPAC's 2010 Candidate Survey

Name of Candidate: Lou Barletta

Name of Campaign Committee: Lou Barletta for Congress

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 128, Hazleton, PA 18201

Phone Contact Information: (570) 501-8683
Campaign E-mail and website:;

State and District: PA-11

Political Party: Republican

Is the candidate (Incumbent, Challenger, Open Seat): Challenger

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Campaign Funds Raised as of most recent reporting cycle: $525,000

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Candidate Background Information

Top Campaign Issues:
1. Reinstate the tax cuts that are set to expire at the end of 2010 so small business owners can more effectively plan for the future.
2. Defund or repeal the government takeover of health care, and instead push for market-oriented reform that provides access while increasing affordability.
3. Put Americans back to work by promoting substantial infrastructure improvement and development projects, which will help build our local, regional, and national economy for years to come.
4. Secure our borders, oppose amnesty, and fight to make fixing the illegal immigration problem a priority in Congress.

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Education, Awards & Honors:
Louis J. Barletta is the mayor of Hazleton, Pennsylvania – a city where Democrats outnumber Republicans by a two-to-one margin. Born and raised in Hazleton, he left his family businesses to create his own company with his wife, Mary Grace, building one of the largest companies of its type in the country. They are the parents of four daughters, Kelly, April, Lindsey, and Grace, and have one grandson, Gabriel Louis.
Lou Barletta was elected to Hazleton City Council in 1998 and was elected mayor in 2000. He inherited a massive budget shortfall. He was able to turn the city of Hazleton around with tough, prudent financial decisions, earning statewide praise and recognition. He now leads Hazleton through one of the most impressive revitalizations in regional history.
In September 2004, Mayor Barletta was appointed by the White House to represent the United States of America as a member of the United Nation Advisory Committee of Local Authorities. In February 2006, Mayor Barletta was appointed to serve on the Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities Legislative Committee. Also in February 2006, Mayor Barletta was appointed to serve on the Republican National Committee Chairman’s Advisory Committee on Catholic Outreach. Mayor Barletta is on the National Board of Advisors of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, (FAIR). He also is a Board Member of the Northeast District of the Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities, and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Luzerne County Community College. In 2008, he was named “Mayor of the Year