2 Jefferson Parish lawmakers leaving the Louisiana House
BATON ROUGE - Two Jefferson Parish lawmakers will soon end their tenure in the Louisiana House.
Reps. Joe Lopinto of Metairie and Bryan Adams of Gretna, both Republicans, say they have gotten new jobs and won't complete their four-year terms that started in January.
A lawyer and former sheriff's deputy in his third term, Lopinto will become in-house counsel for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. He told his colleagues Tuesday that exiting the House will give him the ability to spend more time with his wife and children.
Adams, a former fire chief in his second term in office, said that he's resigning from the House to become an assistant state fire marshal.
Neither man has announced his final day in office. Special election dates haven't yet been set.