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Alfonso H. Lopez
Member of the "Virginia House of Delegates
from the 49th district
Assumed office
January 11, 2012
Preceded by "Adam Ebbin
Personal details
Born (1970-07-28) July 28, 1970 (age 47)
"Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Political party "Democratic
Spouse(s) Sarah Zevin
Children Aaron Rafael
"Alma mater "Vassar College, "Tulane University Law School
Committees Militia, Police, and Public Safety
Science and Technology
Website AlfonsoLopez.org

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.[1]

Lopez has served on the House committees on Militia, Police and Public Safety; and Science and Technology.[2]

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Early life, education[edit]

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.[1]

Career[edit]

Director of the Virginia Liaison Office[edit]

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.[3]

Assistant Administrator at the U.S. Small Business Administration[edit]

Alfonso served as the Assistant Administrator for Congressional and Legislative Affairs of the U.S. "Small Business Administration (SBA).

Virginia House of Delegates[edit]

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.

Environmental Work[edit]

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.

Links to Immigration Centers of America[edit]

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. [4] 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.

Electoral history[edit]

Date Election Candidate Party Votes  %
Virginia House of Delegates, 49th district
Aug 23, 2011[5] "Democratic primary Alfonso H. Lopez '2,143

'

65.93
Stephanie L. Clifford 1,107 34.06
Nov 8, 2011[6] General Alfonso H. Lopez Democratic 7,005 95.89
Write Ins 300 4.10
"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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bio for Alfonso H. Lopez". Virginia House of Delegates. Retrieved 2013-06-06. 
  2. ^ "Legislative Information System". Virginia General Assembly. Archived from the original on 1996-12-19. Retrieved 2013-06-06. 
  3. ^ "Meet Alfonso". Alfonso Lopez for Delegate. Retrieved 2012-07-03. 
  4. ^ http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/government-politics/pro-immigrant-activists-pressure-democratic-state-lawmaker-over-ties-to/article_da14f84d-def1-50ed-ae34-01fbb0fe4bf6.html
  5. ^ "August 2011 Democratic Primary Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on 2012-04-03. Retrieved 2013-06-06. 
  6. ^ "November 2011 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on 2014-01-03. Retrieved 2013-06-06. 

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