Rep. Lou Barletta is the Republican candidate for the 11th congressional district representing Columbia, Montour, and Wyoming counties and parts of Carbon, Cumberland, Dauphin, Luzerne, Northumberland, and Perry counties.
abc27 News is making free airtime available to candidates. The following is the full-text of Barletta’s statement:
“Hi, I’m Congressman Lou Barletta.
I learned the value of hard work growing up in my family’s road construction business. As a former small business owner and father of four daughters, I balanced work and family budgets and lived within my means.
I’ve been fighting in Washington to make government run more like a business. As a subcommittee chairman, I have saved taxpayers more than $3 billion by more effectively managing federal real estate.
That’s not a lot of money to politicians in Washington. But to families and workers, those are real savings.
The safety of our families is my top priority. I’ve led efforts to aggressively fight terrorism, secure our borders, repair our roads and bridges, combat cyber threats, address the heroin and opioid epidemic, and oppose Obama’s dangerous Iran nuclear deal.
We need leaders in Washington who are not afraid to take on these tough fights and get things done. That’s why I am asking for your vote on November 8th.