|Alfonso H. Lopez|
|Member of the "Virginia House of Delegates
from the 49th district
January 11, 2012
|Preceded by||"Adam Ebbin|
July 28, 1970 |
|"Alma mater||"Vassar College, "Tulane University Law School|
|Committees||Militia, Police, and Public Safety
Science and Technology
Alfonso H. Lopez (born July 28, 1970) is an "American politician. He has served in the "Virginia House of Delegates since January 2012, representing the 49th district, which includes parts of southern "Arlington and eastern "Fairfax Counties, in the "Washington, D.C. suburbs. He is a member of the "Democratic Party, and an at-large member of the "Democratic National Committee.
Lopez has served on the House committees on Militia, Police and Public Safety; and Science and Technology.
Lopez was born in "Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He attended "Robinson Secondary School in "Fairfax County, Virginia, graduating in 1988. He received a B.A. degree from "Vassar College in 1992 and a J.D. from the "Tulane University Law School in 1995.
Lopez served as Governor "Tim Kaine’s Director of the Virginia Liaison Office in "Washington, D.C.. He served as the Governor's representative to the "National Governors Association, "Democratic Governors Association and the "Southern Governors Association.
Alfonso served as the Assistant Administrator for Congressional and Legislative Affairs of the U.S. "Small Business Administration (SBA).
In 2015, Delegate Lopez was the campaign chair and political director of the House Democratic Caucus. In 2016, he was appointed Whip of the House Democratic Caucus and currently serves in this position. Appointed by Speaker of the House of Delegates, Lopez serves on the Virginia Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation and the Virginia Small Business Commission.
Delegate Lopez founded the Virginia Environment & Renewable Energy Caucus in January of 2015. He currently serves as its chair. Lopez also serves on the Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources Committee as well as the Chesapeake Subcommittee.
In late 2017, it was discovered that Lopez had listed ICA-Farmville as an employer on his mandatory financial disclosure forms for payments over $5000 in 2014, 2015, and 2016, drawing ire from immigrant groups. The ICA Farmville facility, which opened in 2010, is the largest of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic and works with ICE to detain immigrants.  Activists and various immigrant student groups are asking for Lopez to apologize, redirect the money he has earned to help detained immigrants, and finally sever his ties to ICA. Additionally, student groups are asking VA Democrats to withhold leadership positions from Lopez until he severs these ties.
|Virginia House of Delegates, 49th district|
|Aug 23, 2011||"Democratic primary||Alfonso H. Lopez||'2,143
|Stephanie L. Clifford||1,107||34.06|
|Nov 8, 2011||General||Alfonso H. Lopez||Democratic||7,005||95.89|
|"Adam Ebbin was elected to the Senate; seat stayed Democratic|
|Nov 5, 2013||General||Alfonso H. Lopez||Democratic||13,087||77.98|
|Terry Modglin||Independent Green||6,055||24.41|
|Nov 3, 2015||General||Alfonso H. Lopez||Democratic||7,904||100.00|
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