Joseph Lopinto

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Joseph Peter Lopinto, III
Louisiana State Representative for District 80 (Jefferson Parish)
Assumed office
January 14, 2008
Preceded by Charles D. Lancaster, Jr.
Personal details
Born (1976-06-11) June 11, 1976 (age 40)
Nationality Italian American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Lauren Lopinto
Residence Metairie, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
Alma mater

Loyola University

Loyola University Law School
Occupation Attorney
Religion Roman Catholicism

Joseph Peter Lopinto, III, known as Joe Lopinto (born June 11, 1976), is an attorney from Metairie, Louisiana, who was a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from District 80 in suburban Jefferson Parish outside New Orleans.

Lopinto graduated from the Roman Catholic-affiliated Loyola University and its law school, from which he received the Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees.[1]

Lopinto was elected to the legislature in 2007 to succeed the term-limited Republican Charles D. Lancaster, Jr., whose initial service had dated to 1972-1976 and again from 1980-2008. In the nonpartisan blanket primary, Lopinto defeated fellow Republican Glenn Lee, 6,170 (58.6 percent) to 4,357 (41.4 percent).[2]

He has been the vice chair of the House Commerce Committee and a member of the Committee on the Administration of Criminal Justice.[3] In 2010, Lopinto supported the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry 88 percent of the time and the Louisiana Family Forum 100 percent. In 2009, he was ranked 100 percent by the Louisiana Right to Life Federation.[4]

Lopinto was reelected to the House in the nonpartisan blanket primary held on October 22, 2011.[5]Lopinto also holds the District 80 seat on the Louisiana Republican State Central Committee.[6]

Entering his third and final House term on January 11, 2016, Lopinto has announced that he will cross party lines to support the Democrat Walt Leger, III, of New Orleans for Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives, the choice of incoming Governor John Bel Edwards.[7] However, in an upset, lawmakers chose not Leger as Speaker but New Iberia Republican Taylor Barras.[8]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rep. Joseph Lopinto". congress.org. Retrieved August 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Louisiana primary election returns, October 20, 2007". staticresults.sos.la.gov. Retrieved August 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Rep. Joseph P. Lopinto". house.louisiana. Retrieved August 28, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Rep. Joseph P. Lopinto, III". votesmart.org. Retrieved August 28, 2011. 
  5. ^ State of Louisiana, Primary election returns, October 22, 2011
  6. ^ "Results for Election Date: 3/24/2012". staticresults.sos.la.gov. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  7. ^ The Moon Griffon Show, December 17, 2015
  8. ^ The Moon Griffon Show, January 11, 2016
Louisiana House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles D. Lancaster, Jr.
Louisiana State Representative from District 80 (Jefferson Parish)

Joseph Peter Lopinto, III
2008–

Succeeded by
Incumbent