Barletta will have office in Sunbury
SUNBURY, Dec 19, 2012 (The News-Item - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-11, will have a district office in Northumberland County, setting up shop at the same place, 106 Arch St., Sunbury, currently operated by U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, R-10.
Redistricting has changed the congressional layout, and Marino no longer represents Sunbury, although his 10th district does include the Northumberland County's northern panhandle. Barletta's 11th district now includes Sunbury and points east and south in Northumberland County.
Barletta will also open district offices in Carlisle, Cumberland County; Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County, and will maintain his Hazleton office as well.
"I'm very pleased to open these new offices and bring my constituent service to the people of the new 11th District of Pennsylvania. During my first two years in office, my constituent service representatives handled more than 4,500 cases, and they resolved about 95 percent of them," Barletta said. "The redrawn 11th District is very large, and I want to make sure my constituents don't have to travel very far to go into a congressional office."
In addition to Sunbury, where the phone and fax numbers are unchanged at 988-7801 and 988-7805, the new offices will be:
--Cumberland County -- 59 West Louther St., Carlisle 17013. This is the office currently occupied by U.S. Rep. Todd Platts, and shared with state Sen. Patricia Vance. The phone and fax numbers of this office will remain unchanged at (717) 249-0190; fax (717) 218-0190;
--Dauphin County -- 4813 Jonestown Road, Suite 101, Harrisburg 17109. Phone and fax numbers for this office have yet to be established.
It is expected that these offices will open during the week of Jan. 3. However, they may operate at reduced capacity as contractors install and activate telecommunications services.
"I will continue to partner with state representatives and senators and county and municipal officials to set schedules when my staff can meet with constituents in their areas. I want to bring federal assistance to everyone in the 11th District," Barletta said.
The locations, days, and times of those visits are still being finalized.
Barletta's Luzerne County office remains at 1 S. Church St., Suite 100, Hazleton 18201. Phone 751-0050; fax 751-0054.
Constituents can also reach Barletta's Washington, D.C., at (202) 225-6511 or toll-free at (855) 241-5144.
Barletta's Washington office address is 115 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515. Constituents are invited to visit or write; note that correspondence and packages sent to the Capitol complex are subject to delays due to security screening.
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