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Joseph Lopinto
Joseph Lopinto III.jpg
Louisiana House Of Representatives District 80
In office
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 7
Base salary$16,800/year
Per diem$6,000/year for expenses; $149/day per diem
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 19, 2011
First electedNovember 17, 2007
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limits3 terms (12 years)
J.D.Loyola University School of Law
Office website
Joseph Lopinto is a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, representing District 80. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007.

In the 2014 legislative session, Lopinto and 12 other members of the House formed the Louisiana Legislative Conservative Coalition. The coalition, under the chair of Rep. Alan Seabaugh (R), will attempt to pull the Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation to the right and re-instill conservative principles to the delegation.[1]


Lopinto earned his J.D. from the Loyola University School of Law. His professional experience includes working as an attorney.

Committee assignments


In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Lopinto served on the following committees:


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


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Joseph Lopinto endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]



See also: Louisiana House of Representatives elections, 2011

On October 22, 2011, Lopinto won re-election to District 61 of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the October 22 primary election, assuring his re-election.


In 2007, Lopinto was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives. He defeated Gleen Lee.[3]

Louisiana House of Representatives General Election, District 80 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Lopinto (R) 6,170
Glenn Lee (R) 4,357

Campaign donors


In 2011, Lopinto received $76,210 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Louisiana House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joseph Lopinto's campaign in 2011
Candies, Otto$2,500
P & S Local Thomas Jefferson Fund$2,500
Bobby Jindal Campaign Cmte$2,500
Louisiana Association Of Business & Industry$2,250
Mapes & Mapes Inc$2,102
Total Raised in 2011 $76,210


In 2007, a year in which Lopinto was up for election, he collected $119,530 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation Campaign Committee $5,000
Louisiana Restaurant Association $3,000
Rita Lopinto $2,500
Malcolm Petal $2,500


Lopinto is a member of the Jefferson Parish Legislative Delegation, and the Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation.[6]

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