Chris Leopold

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Christopher J. "Chris" Leopold

Louisiana State Representative for District 105 (Jefferson, Orleans, and Plaquemines parish)
In office
January 2012 – January 13, 2020
Preceded by Ernest Wooton
Succeeded by Mack Cormier

Born April 22, 1968
Place of birth missing

Resident of Belle Chasse in Plaquemines Parish

Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Joanna Cappiello Leopold
Religion Roman Catholic

Christopher J. Leopold, known as Chris Leopold (born April 22, 1968),[1] is a businessman from Belle Chasse, Louisiana, who is a Republican departing member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for District 105 in suburban New Orleans.

A native of southeastern Louisiana, Leopold graduated in 1986 from St. Martin's Episcopal School in Metairie in Jefferson Parish. In 1990, he received a bachelor's degree in marketing from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. He later attended the Institute of Politics at Loyola University in New Orleans.[2]

Leopold was elected in 1996, 2000, and 2004 to the Republican State Central Committee.[2] In 2011, he was elected to the state House to fill the seat vacated by the term-limited Ernest Wooton, an Independent and a former St. Bernard Parish sheriff. In the general election held on November 19, Leopold defeated fellow Republican, Harold L. "Rocky" Asevedo, 4,786 (53.4 percent) to 4,183 (46.6 percent). In addition to Plaquemines Parish, the district also includes a few precincts from Jefferson and Orleans parishes.[3]

Leopold is a member of Ducks Unlimited, Rotary International, and the Roman Catholic men's organization, the Knights of Columbus. He and his wife, the former Joanna Cappiello, have three children, William, Charley Ann, and Sydney Claire Leopold.[2]

Leopold was unseated in his bid for a third term in the state House by the Democrat Mack Cormier, who polled 7,127 votes (54 percent) to Leopold's 6,075 (46 percent).[4] In the October 12 nonpartisan blanket primary, Leopold had also polled 46 percent of the vote, compared to Cormier's 39 percent, and the remaining 15 percent for a second Republican, Christopher Schulz.[5]


  1. Christopher Leopold. Retrieved on September 12, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 My Resume. Retrieved on May 18, 2012.
  3. Louisiana Secretary of State, Election Returns, November 19, 2011.
  4. Louisiana Secretary of State, Election Returns, November 16, 2019.
  5. Louisiana Secretary of State, Election Returns, October 12, 2019.