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Lou Barta Bio

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Lou Barta

Age: 52

Political Experience: Served as 3rd Ward councilman on the Hannibal City Council from January 2010 to April 2012.

Job: physical plant director at John Wood Community College

Family: Wife Jen, 2 grown children, 1 grown stepson

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