Rep. Lou Barletta

Louis J. Barletta (born January 28, 1956) is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district since 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party. He served as Mayor of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, from 2000 to 2010, and as Mayor he was known for his vocal opposition to illegal immigration and his efforts to keep undocumented immigrants out of the city. After graduating from high school, he attended Luzerne County Community College and Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. After an unsuccessful tryout for the Cincinnati Reds baseball team,[3] Barletta went to work for his family's construction and heating oil business. In 1984, Barletta founded a pavement marking company, Interstate Road Marking Corporation, which he sold in 2000. At the time of the sale, his firm had grown to become the largest of its kind in Pennsylvania.