Pete Lopez (politician)

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Peter D. Lopez
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Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 102nd district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 2007
Preceded by Daniel L. Hooker
Personal details
Born (1961-04-10) April 10, 1961 (age 53)[1]
Miami, Florida[1]
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Lisa[2]
Children four[2]
Residence Schoharie, New York[2]
Alma mater SUNY Cobleskill
SUNY Albany (M.P.A.)
Profession politician
Website Official website

Peter D. "Pete" Lopez (born April 10, 1961)[1] is a Republican member of the New York State Assembly representing the 102nd Assembly District,[3] which includes all of Schoharie County and portions of Chenango, Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Otsego, Ulster counties.[4]

Early life[edit]

Lopez was born in Miami, Florida[1] and raised in Schoharie, New York. He graduated from Schoharie Central School, the State University College at Cobleskill, and the University at Albany, where he received a Master of Public Administration degree[3] in 1988.[2]

Politics[edit]

His first run for the Schoharie Village Board was at the age of 20. He lost to a candidate endorsed by the mayor. Lopez later won a seat on the Village Board and worked his way to the position of Supervisor. Lopez served as the District Office Director for John Faso, who later ran for Governor of New York in 2006.[2] In 2004, he was elected County Clerk with about 70 percent of the vote; he served until 2006.

Lopez was first elected to the State Assembly in November 2006,[3] when he defeated Siena College professor Scott Trees by winning 58 percent of the vote on the Republican, Conservative, and Independence party lines.[citation needed] Lopez ran uncontested in the November 2008[5][6] and November 2010 general elections.[4][7]

Pete Lopez is well known in his district[citation needed] for advocating for alternative energy. He and his staff organized a trip to the Maple Ridge Wind Farm, the Fenner Wind Farm, and the Madison Wind Farm in 2007. Lopez also supports biodiesel research and development.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Lopez and his wife Lisa live in Schoharie, New York, and have four children. He is a member of the SUNY Cobleskill Foundation Board as well as the Bassett Hospital Board and is also a black belt in karate.[2]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

New York Assembly
Preceded by
Dan Hooker
New York State Assembly, 127th District
2007–present
Incumbent