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About Joey LaHatte


Joey LaHatte is an attorney with a long history of protecting consumers against insurance companies. Out of the office, he spends time protecting and upgrading his neighborhood as Vice President of the Driftwood Park Civic Association. Says Joey, “I have remained very active in civic organizations, but this is my first run for public office. Now is the right time for me to dedicate myself to public service to improve our community and neighborhoods. I am dedicated to improving our infrastructure, supporting our police and firefighters, ridding our district of blight, growing our economy, and creating more opportunities for working families to thrive in Kenner. I have the time, skills and will to serve the constituents of District 3 with vision and vitality.”

Joey, Republican, is a graduate of Jesuit High School and LSU, where he earned a degree in Information Systems and Decision Sciences, and Loyola Law School. While in law school, Joey participated in the John Marshall National Moot Court Tournament on the nation’s runner-up team out of more than 200 competitors.


Joey is married to the former Virginia Taffaro and together they have three children: Caroline (13), Charlotte (12) and Daniel (9). Says Joey, “I want to better develop our city to give our children strong reasons to stay in Kenner. We can create a better city through consensus building and more input from community leaders. As a councilman, I will conduct regular town hall meetings to discuss projects that will improve our overall quality of life.”

Joey rekindled the Driftwood Park Civic Association from eight members to more than 150 households now being represented at regular community meetings. He is the former Vice President of the Girard Playground Booster Club, and a member of the Orleans Bar Association, the Jefferson Bar Association, and the Louisiana Bar Association. He is a member of St. Ann Men’s Club, and a member
of both the Tiger Rag Band and the LSU Alumni Band.


  • Loyola Law School - Juris Doctor (2007)

  • Louisiana State University - Bachelor of Science in ISDS (2004)

  • Jesuit High School (1999)


  • Attorney, LaHatte Law (2012 – Present) 

  • Attorney, Glago Law Firm (2012 – 2014)

  • Insurance Defense/Litigation, Blue Williams (2006 – 2012)



  • Vice President, Driftwood Park Civic Association (2020 – Present)

  • Vice President, Girard Playground Booster Club (2019 – 2021)

  • Member, St. Ann Catholic School Men’s Club (2012 – Present)

  • Member, Louisiana State Bar Association (2007 – Present)

  • Member, LSU Alumni Band (2004 – Present)

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