Dan Flavin (Louisiana politician)

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Daniel Thomas "Dan" Flavin
Louisiana State Representative for District 36 (Calcasieu and Cameron parishes)
In office
Preceded by Randy Roach
Succeeded by Chuck Kleckley
Personal details
Born (1957-05-31) May 31, 1957 (age 59)
Political party Democrat-turned-Republican in 1997
Spouse(s) Lisa Joyce Jones Flavin
Residence Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, USA
Alma mater

Alfred M. Barbe High School

McNeese State University
Occupation Realtor
Religion Roman Catholic

Daniel Thomas Flavin, known as Dan Flavin (born May 31, 1957), is a Realtor in Lake Charles, Louisiana, who served from 1996-2005 as a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from District 36[1] (Calcasieu and Cameron parishes). Flavin was elected as a Democrat in the nonpartisan blanket primary held in October 1995. He defeated fellow Democrat Darrell Derouen, also of Lake Charles, 63-37 percent.[2] In 1997, Flavin switched his partisan affiliation to Republican and won new terms in 1999 and 2003. He resigned in the first part of his third term in 2005.[3]

Flavin graduated in 1975 from Alfred M. Barbe High School in Lake Charles and thereafter attended McNeese State University. He is a past chairman of the Louisiana Real Estate Commission. Formerly with Century 21 in Lake Charles, he was the "Realtor of the Year” in Calcasieu Parish in 1987 and 1991, having been a past president of Greater Calcasieu Board of Realtors. He is also affiliated with the Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Flavin and his wife, the former Lisa Joyce Jones (born May 18, 1957), reside in Lake Charles.[4]

Flavin filled the open House seat when the Democrat Randy Roach, later the mayor of Lake Charles, did not seek reelection in 1995. Flavin was unopposed in 1999. In 2003, he defeated a "No Party" candidate, 81-19 percent.[5] Upon Flavin’s resignation, his fellow Republican Chuck Kleckley of Lake Charles was elected to succeed him.[3] In the legislature, Flavin was involved in road projects, economic development, education, commerce, and insurance. He served on the Committees of Commerce, Retirement, Natural Resources, and the House Executive Committee.[6]

In 2007, Flavin donated $500 to the 2008 reelection campaign of the Democrat U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana. He also contributed to the reelection of Republican U.S. Representative Charles Boustany, Jr., of Lafayette, Louisiana/[7]

Flavin has deposited his legislative papers with his alma mater, McNeese State University.[6]


  1. ^ "Louisiana: Daniel Thomas Flavin", Who's Who in American Politics, 2007-2008 (Marquis Who's Who: New Providence, New Jersey, 2007), p. 658
  2. ^ "Louisiana election returns, October 21, 1995". sos.louisiana.gov. Retrieved December 10, 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Membership in the Louisiana House of Representatives, 1812-2008" (PDF). house.louisiana.gov. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 31, 2010. Retrieved December 10, 2009. 
  4. ^ "House District 36". enlou.com. Archived from the original on April 6, 2016. Retrieved December 10, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Louisiana election returns, October 4, 2003". sos.louisiana.gov. Archived from the original on December 2, 2008. Retrieved December 10, 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "McNeese State University: Southwest Louisiana Legislative Delegation Archives". library.mcneese.edu. Retrieved December 10, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Dan Flavin: Political Campaign Contributions, 2008 Election Cycle". campaignmoney.com. Retrieved December 10, 2009. 
Louisiana House of Representatives
Preceded by
Randy Roach
Louisiana State Representative for District 36 (Calcasieu and Cameron parishes)

Daniel Thomas “Dan” Flavin

Succeeded by
Chuck Kleckley