Sophie Joissains (born 25 October 1969) is a French politician and a member of the Senate of France. She represents the Bouches-du-Rhône department and is a member of the Radical Party.
Sophie Joissains was born on October 25, 1969 to Alain Joissains, mayor of Aix-en-Provence from 1978 to 1983, and Maryse Joissains-Masini, also mayor since 2001. To study the Law, she moved to Paris, then Louvain, and she eventually received a Master of Advanced Studies. She also worked in cinema for Anatole Dauman, and started a career as a criminologist.
In 2008, she became the youngest female member of the French Senate. She also serves as the deputy mayor of Aix-en-Provence. She has been accused of nepotism.
She supports the HADOPI law. Alongside Claude Domeizel, she has proposed a bank holiday to celebrate laïcité.
She is a cancer survivor.
- ^ a b c d Senate webpage
- ^ a b c d Parti Radical webpage
- ^ a b c 'Les premiers pas au Sénat de Sophie Joissains', in Le Parisien, 25.09.2008 
- ^ Yvan Stefanovitch, La caste des 500: enquête sur les princes de la république, Lattès, 2010, p. 291 
- ^ a b Marion Brunet, 'Sophie Joissains, la benjamine du Sénat', in Le Point, 02/10/2008 
- ^ a b c d e Thierry Noir, 'La relève du clan Joissains', in Le Point, 26/03/2009 
- ^ Université Paul Cézanne interview
- ^ Raphaëlle Duchemin, 'Le Sénat, une maison de retraite dorée?', in France Info, 25 September 2009 
- ^ 'Un Sénat plus jeune et plus féminin', in Le Point, 22.09.2008 
- ^ a b Catherine Gouësset, 'Les "fils et filles de" en politique', in L'Express, 15/10/2009 
- ^ Patrick Kovarik, 'Hadopi, c'est adopté', in L'Express, 13/05/2009 
- ^ 'Les sénateurs veulent une journée nationale de la laïcité le 9 décembre', inLe Parisien, 28.01.2011