Dan Flavin

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Daniel Thomas "Dan" Flavin​

Louisiana State Representative for
District 36 (Calcasieu and
Cameron parishes)​
In office
1996​ – 2005​
Preceded by Randy Roach ​
Succeeded by Chuck Kleckley

Born May 31, 1957​
Political party Democrat-turned-Republican (1997)​
Spouse(s) Lisa Joyce Jones Flavin​
Children
Residence Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA
Alma mater Alfred M. Barbe High School​

McNeese State University

Occupation Real estate businessman
Religion Roman Catholic

Daniel Thomas Flavin, known as Dan Flavin (born May 31, 1957),[1] is a real estate businessman in Lake Charles, Louisiana, who served from 1996 to 2005 as a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for District 36[2] (Calcasieu and Cameron parishes). Flavin was elected as a Democrat in the nonpartisan blanket primary held on October 21, 1995. He defeated fellow Democrat Darrell Derouen, also of Lake Charles, 63-37 percent.[3] In 1997, Flavin switched his partisan affiliation to Republican and won new terms in 1999 and 2003. He resigned in the first part of his third term in 2005.[4]

Background

​ Flavin graduated in 1975 from Alfred M. Barbe High School (pronounced BARB), a public institution in Lake Charles and thereafter attended McNeese State University. He is a past chairman of the Louisiana Real Estate Commission. Formerly with Century 21 Real Estate in Lake Charles, he was the "Realtor of the Year” for Calcasieu Parish in 1987 and 1991, having been a past president of the Greater Calcasieu Board of Realtors. He is also affiliated with the Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Our Lady Queen of Heaven Roman Catholic Church. Flavin and his wife, the former Lisa Joyce Jones (born May 18, 1957; their dates of birth are thirteen days apart.), reside in Lake Charles.[5]

Political career

Flavin first filed for the open House seat when the Democrat Randy Roach, later the mayor of Lake Charles, did not seek reelection in 1995. Flavin was unopposed in 1999. In 2003, he defeated a "No Party" candidate, 81-19 percent.[6] Upon Flavin’s resignation, his fellow Republican Chuck Kleckley of Lake Charles was elected to succeed him.[4] In the legislature, Flavin was involved in road projects, economic development, education, commerce, and insurance. He served on the Committees of Commerce, Retirement, and Natural Resources, and the House Executive Committee.[7]

In 2007, Flavin donated $500 to the 2008 third term reelection campaign of the Democrat U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, who was subsequently unseated in 2014 by Republican Bill Cassidy. He also contributed to the reelection of Republican U.S. Representative Charles Boustany, Jr., of Lafayette in the 3rd congressional district now represented by Republican Clay Higgins.[8]

Flavin deposited his legislative papers with McNeese State University.[7]

References

  1. Daniel Flavin (Louisiana). Mylife.com. Retrieved on January 5, 2020.
  2. "Louisiana: Daniel Thomas Flavin," Who's Who in American Politics, 2007-2008 (Marquis Who's Who: New Providence, New Jersey, 2007), p. 658.
  3. Louisiana Secretary of State, Election Returns, October 21, 1995.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Membership in the Louisiana House of Representatives, 1812-2020 (Calcasieu and Cameron parishes). Louisiana House of Representatives. Retrieved on January 5, 2020.
  5. House District 36, enlou.com, accessed December 10, 2009; no longer on-line.
  6. Louisiana Secretary of State, Election Returns, October 4, 1999.
  7. 7.0 7.1 McNeese State University: Southwest Louisiana Legislative Delegation Archives. library.mcneese.edu. Retrieved on January 5, 2020.
  8. Dan Flavin: Political Campaign Contributions, 2008 Election Cycle. campaignmoney.com. Retrieved on January 5, 2020.
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