Article reprinted from Kenner Star November 2017 Edition – “Dominick Impastato wins Jefferson Parish District 4 council seat”
On Saturday, October 14, 2017, Dominick Impastato, who was at the time a Kenner District 5 councilman, won the election against state Senator Daniel “Danny” Martiny for Jefferson Parish District 4 councilman. The seat was open after Ben Zahn subsequently vacated it after being elected Kenner mayor in December 2016. Impastato, who was sworn in November 1, 2017, will fulfill Zahn’s unexpired Jefferson Parish council term which ends in January 2020.With all 47 precincts in Jefferson Parish reporting, of the total 12,062 votes cast of 52,404 registered voters, Councilman Impastato received 57 percent with 6,918 and Senator Martiny garnered 5,144 for 43 percent. There was a 23 percent voter turnout for the election.
Said Impastato, “I am honored by the overwhelming vote and support that I received from the citizens of the district. We have a great progress ahead. I am not interested in just filling a seat, I want to make a difference for all families in this district, and I want our businesses to prosper, also. So, I will begin implementing the plan that I outlined to voters immediately upon taking office.” Impastato continued, “I look forward to analyzing how the parish spends its resources and ensuring that District 4 is always kept top of mind. We need to better develop Lafreniere Park, begin development of Laketown, upgrade The Esplanade mall and modernize our main retail corridor near the mall. I will begin neighborhood meetings to make sure that our citizens have input and offer ideas on ways that we can strengthen our district. I am eager to take on the challenges ahead and excited for the opportunity to make this the best place to live, work and play.”
Impastato, an attorney and a lifelong resident of Kenner, graduated from Archbishop Rummel High School in 1997 and received a Bachelor of Science in finance from Louisiana State University in 2001. Impastato is an attorney and partner in the firm of Frischhertz, Poulliard, Frischhertz and Impastato. Impastato was elected to the Kenner City Council in April 2014 and his current term will end June 30, 2018.Impastato, 38, is married to the former Shannon Whitman and they have three children.