According to general election results in 2007 on file in Luzerne County Tom Leighton received 4,625 votes out of 7,053 cast or 65.57% of the vote. Mayor Lou Barletta received 3,530 out of 3,964 cast of 89.05% of the vote.
Leighton's salary- $90,000+
Barletta's salary- $58,000
Leighton's pension- close to $1 million
Barletta's pension- $0.00 (Hazleton does not provide a pension to any elected official)