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Juan LaFonta

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Juan LaFonta
Juan LaFonta.jpg
Louisiana House of Representatives District 96
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 17, 2007
First electedFebruary 26, 2005
Term limits3 terms (12 years)
Bachelor'sUniversity of New Orleans
J.D.Southern University Law School
Juan LaFonta is a former Democratic member of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He represented the 96th District after winning a special election in 2005 until 2012.

LaFonta is an attorney. He earned his J.D. from Southern University Law School and attended the University of New Orleans.

LaFonta is Chair of the Louisiana legislative Black Caucus, and a member of the Democratic Caucus and the Orleans Delegation.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, LaFonta served on the following committees:



On November 11, 2010 LaFonta announced he would not be seeking re-election because of voter apathy and the "vindictive nature of the Legislature," choosing to focus on his private law practice instead.[2]


In 2007, La Fonta was re-elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives. He ran unopposed.[3]

Louisiana House of Representatives General Election, District 96 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Juan LaFonta (D) N/A

Campaign donors


In 2007, a year in which LaFonta was up for election, he collected $141,661 in donations.[4]

His four largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
Redman Gaming of Louisiana $3,000
Stuart H. Smith $2,500
Murray Law Firm $2,500
Stuart Smith LLC $2,500

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Political offices
Preceded by
Louisiana House of Representatives District 96
Succeeded by
Terry Landry