|Former U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania's 11th District|
From: January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2019
|Former Mayor of Hazleton|
From: January 3, 2000 – December 14, 2010
Louis John “Lou” Barletta (born January 28, 1956 in Hazelton, Pennsylvania, age 64) was the Republican U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district from 2011 to 2019, defeating 25-year Democratic incumbent Paul Kanjorski. A vocal critic of illegal immigration and a strong conservative, Barletta had previously served as Mayor of Hazleton, Pennsylvania.