Biographical details of Pa. GOP hopefuls for U.S. Senate

Written by The Associated Press | May 13, 2018 8:49 AM

Lights shine inside the U.S. Capitol Building as night falls in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 and Congress continues to negotiate during the second day of the federal government shutdown. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

(Undated) -- Biographical details of the two candidates vying for the Republican nomination in Pennsylvania's May 15 primary election to run for U.S. Senate in the November election against Democratic Sen. Bob Casey:


Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., arrives for a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

NAME: Louis J. Barletta

BIRTHDATE: Jan. 28, 1956 (62)

HOME: Hazleton, Pennsylvania

FAMILY: Married to Mary Malloy in 1977, four daughters.

EDUCATION: Hazleton High School (1973).

EXPERIENCE: founder and chief operating officer, Interstate Road Marking Corp. (1984-2000); mayor of Hazleton (1999-2010); member, U.S. House of Representatives (2011-present).



NAME: James Christiana

BIRTHDATE: Oct. 3, 1983 (34)

HOME: Brighton Township, Pennsylvania

FAMILY: Married to Jayann in 2012, one son.

EDUCATION: B.A., political science, Washington & Jefferson College (2006).

EXPERIENCE: member, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (2009-present).


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