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Alfonso H. LopezDEMDemocrat Delegate, District 49
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Years of Age
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Years of Experience
VAResidence (state)

Alfonso H. Lopez (born July 28, 1970) is an American politician, former Obama administration official, and member of the Virginia House of Delegates. He has served in the House of Delegates since January 2012, representing the 49th district, which includes parts of southern Arlington and eastern Fairfax Counties, in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.Upon his election in 2011, Lopez became the first Latino Democrat to be elected to the Virginia General Assembly. He is a member of the Democratic Party, a former at-large member of the Democratic National Committee, and has served as the Virginia House Democratic Whip since 2016.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
Tulane University Law School
JD Common Law/Environmental Law
1992 - 1995
Vassar College
BA American Culture/History/Political Science
1988 - 1992
Past Positions1 - 16 of 16
Majority Whip
Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates
2020 - Current
Minority Whip
Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates
2016 - 2020
Delegate
Commonwealth of Virginia House
2012 - Current
Former Minority Deputy Whip
Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates
Senior Corporate and Government Relations Consultant
Becker & Poliakoff, Professional Association
2019 - Current
Partner
The Penrose Lopez Group
2018 - 2019
Partner
Capitol Bridge, Limited Liability Company
2015 - 2018
Director
Gomez Lopez Strategies, Limited Liability Company
2015 - 2017
Partner
Hoffman Lopez, Limited Liability Company
2013 - 2015
Director
NatTech - The National Technology Business Association
2013 - Current
Assistant Administrator
Congressional and Legislative Affairs of the United States Small Business Administration (SBA)
2010 - 2011
Director
Liaison Office of Governor Tim Kaine
2006 - 2010
Deputy Policy Director
Governor-Elect Kaine's Transition Team
2005 - 2006
Partner
Alcalde & Fay
2001 - 2005
Legislative Assistant
United States Senate
1999 - 2001
Associate Director for Policy
Physicians for Social Responsibility
1996 - 1999
Other Experience1 - 31 of 31
Board Member
Network Connections of Virginia
Current
Steering Committee Member
Democratic Party of Virginia
Current
Whip Captain
Clinton Delegates to the Democratic National Convention
2016
Virginia Delegate
Democratic National Convention
2012
Member
Arlington Fiscal Affairs Advisory Commission
2003 - 2006
Member
Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership Northern Virginia State Board
2005 - Current
Member
Commonwealth of Virginia Democratic Central Community, 8th District
2005 - Current
Co-Chair
Arlington Democratic Joint Campaign
2004
Former Board Co-Chair
Arlington VeteransÂ’ Memorial YMCA
Former Deputy Chair
Arlington County Democratic Committee
Former Governor's Representative
National Governors Association
Former Governor's Representative
Democratic Governors Association
Former Governor's Representative
Southern Governors Association
Former Member
Credentials Committee, Democratic National Committee
Former President
Democratic Latino Organization of Virginia (DLOV)
Former President
Arlington Young Democrats
Former Vice Chair
Shirlington Employment and Education Center
Southern Regional Vice-Chair
Hispanic Caucus, Democratic National Committee
Founder
Virginia Environment and Renewable Energy Caucus
Current
Member
Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates
2023 - Current
Statewide Advisory Board Member
Commonwealth Coalition
2006
Council Member
Council on Environmental Quality, Clinton Administration
1995
Council Member
Domestic Policy Council, Clinton Administration
1993
Former Chair
Health and Human Resources Committee, Arlington Fiscal Affairs Advisory Commission
Former Member
Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates
Former Member
Public Safety Committee, Arlington Fiscal Affairs Advisory Commission
Former Member
Science and Technology Committee, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates
Former Member
Subcommittee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources #3, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates
Former Member
Subcommittee on Chesapeake, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates
Former Member
Subcommittee on Militia, Police and Public Safety #3, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates
Former Member
Arlington Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board