Joe Sevario

Joseph Adam "Joe" Sevario, III
Louisiana State Senator for District 18 (parts of Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Livingston, St. James, and St. John the Baptist parishes)
In office
Preceded by Ralph Falsetta
Succeeded by Louis Lambert
Personal details
Born (1944-09-18) September 18, 1944
Place of birth missing
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Bobbie Sevario


Shawn Kirk Sevario
Parents Joseph A., Jr., and Audrey Cannon Sevario
Occupation Businessman

Joseph Adam Sevario, III, known as Joe Sevario (born September 18, 1944),[1] is a businessman from Prairieville in Ascension Parish near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who from 1976 to 1994 represented District 18 as a Democrat in the Louisiana State Senate.[2]


Sevario is one of six children born to Joseph A. Sevario, Jr. (1910-1981) and the former Audrey Cannon (born November 11, 1912).


In the 1983 election for a third term to the state Senate, Sevario defeated fellow Democrat M. Paul LeBlanc, 30,563 (65.4 percent) to 16,200 (34.6 percent).[3]

In 1986, Sevario was an unsuccessful candidate for United States House of Representatives for Louisiana's 8th congressional district. Victory went to Republican Clyde C. Holloway of south Rapides Parish. Sevario finished in fourth place in the race with 34,847 votes (19 percent).[4] Among Sevario's contributors was Ascension Parish attorney Eddie J. Lambert, now a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives.[5]

In his last state Senate campaign, Sevario defeated an Independent in the general election held on November 16, 1991. Sevario polled 27,666 votes (52.1 percent) to Jeffery "Jeff" Diez's 25,436 (47.9 percent).[6]

Sevario resigned from the state Senate after eighteen years in office[2] and was succeeded by former Senator Louis Lambert, who had also served on the Louisiana Public Service Commission.

Joe Sevario Road in Prairieville, Louisiana Highway 932, is named in his honor.


  1. "Joseph Adam Sevario, III". Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  2. 1 2 "Membership in the Louisiana State Senate since 1880:Ascension Parish" (PDF). Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  3. "Election Results". Louisiana Secretary of State. October 22, 1983. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  4. "Election Results". Louisiana Secretary of State. September 27, 1986. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  5. "1985/1986 Contributions". Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  6. "Election Results". Louisiana Secretary of State. November 16, 1991. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
Preceded by
Ralph Falsetta
Louisiana State Senator for District 18
(parts of Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Livingston, St. James, and St. John the Baptist parishes)

Joseph Adam "Joe" Sevario, III

Succeeded by
Louis Lambert

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