|Louisiana House of Representatives District 96|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 17, 2007|
|First elected||February 26, 2005|
|Term limits||3 terms (12 years)|
|Bachelor's||University of New Orleans|
|J.D.||Southern University Law School|
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.
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.
|Louisiana House of Representatives General Election, District 96 (2007)|
|Juan LaFonta (D)||N/A|
In 2007, a year in which LaFonta was up for election, he collected $141,661 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2007 were:
|Redman Gaming of Louisiana||$3,000|
|Stuart H. Smith||$2,500|
|Murray Law Firm||$2,500|
|Stuart Smith LLC||$2,500|
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2009, 2007, 2005
|Louisiana House of Representatives District 96
| Succeeded by|
State of Louisiana
Baton Rouge (capital)
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | State Treasurer | Superintendent of Education | Commissioner of Insurance | Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry | Secretary of Natural Resources | Executive Director of the Workforce Commission | Chairman of Public Service Commission |