Shaun (Shaun) Raphael Mena (D-SH023)
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Capitol: 225.342.6945
FAX: 225.342.8336
District: 504.430.5977
Representative
State Capitol 900 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70804

District Office:
819 North Rendon Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
Elected: 2023    Next Election: 2027
Committee Assignments
MemberHouse Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations
MemberHouse Committee on Commerce
MemberHouse Committee on Insurance
Counties Representing
De Soto Parish / Natchitoches Parish / Red River Parish

Bio

Shaun Mena is a lifelong resident of District 23. He received his K-12 education at schools located in the district. From McDonogh #31 Elementary School, to Thurgood Marshall Middle Magnet, to Warren Easton Fundamental High School, Shaun's roots are deep in the district. Shaun is a husband and a father and a son to a retired Educator. Shaun is an entrepreneur who believes in the principles of hard work and determination. Shaun will amplify the voice of the people of District 23. He will naturally speak to the values of the District, having actually been a resident his entire life.

Shaun has worked within the Executive Branch of Louisiana State Government as a Policy Analyst for former Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco. While there, Shaun was able to witness the legislative process up close and gain an appreciation for the manner in which legislators advocated for their constituencies in the state Capitol. Shaun also worked for state agencies that dealt with housing and higher education, two issues that are vital to the continued growth and prosperity of District 23. Presently, he is a practicing attorney at The Mena Law Firm, which he founded in 2014.

Shaun has a proven track record of being ethical and professional in his personal and business dealings. First and foremost, he is a dedicated family man. He is a resident of this district who will be visible, accessible and accountable. He can routinely be seen shopping at the local Whole Foods and dining at local eateries and supporting other businesses throughout District 23.

EDUCATION Southern University Law Center 2007-2011 Attended 6 week Summer Abroad program in London 2009 CALI Award recipient for highest grade in Commercial Papers Participated in Low-Income Taxpayer Law Clinic course; counseled clients on issues related to resolving past due taxes owed to the IRS.

Louisiana State University 2000-2004 B.A., Political Science Minor, African & African-American Studies COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Advisory Board Member Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association Past Co-Chair of the Political Action Committee Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society Past Social & Special Events Chair A.P Tureaud Sr. LSU Black Alumni Chapter Member Junior Achievement New Orleans Mid-City Rotary Club National Black Law Students Association Urban League of Louisiana-Guild Victims and Citizens Against Crime Warren Easton Alumni Association-Life Member Hollygrove-Dixon Neighborhood Association Hollygrove Neighbors Association Mid-City Neighborhood Organization EDUCATION Southern University Law Center 2007-2011 Attended 6 week Summer Abroad program in London 2009 CALI Award recipient for highest grade in Commercial Papers Participated in Low-Income Taxpayer Law Clinic course; counseled clients on issues related to resolving past due taxes owed to the IRS.

Louisiana State University 2000-2004 B.A., Political Science Minor, African & African-American Studies EXPERIENCE THE MENA LAW FIRM, LLC Owner BROWN GREER PLC Legally Trained Claims Reviewer SENATOR MARY LANDRIEU, UNITED STATES SENATE Legal Intern LOUISIANA BOARD OF REGENTS Graduate Assistant to the Chief of Staff OFFICE OF GOVERNOR KATHLEEN BLANCO Policy Analyst Policy Intern LOUISIANA HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY Housing Finance Specialist Human Resources Analyst 19TH JUDICAL DISTRICT BAIL BOND PROJECT Deputy Clerk of Court DR. WAYNE PARENT, FORMER CHAIR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AT LSU Research Assistant