The Honorable Randy Roach
City of Lake Charles, Louisiana
Mayor Randy Roach was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana and graduated from LaGrange High School in 1969. He earned his undergraduate degree in accounting and his law degree at Louisiana State University, completing his education in 1976. He and his wife, Nancy, have two children and five grandchildren.
From 1985 to 1987, Mayor Roach served as the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Lake Charles and represented the City in all phases of the Chennault Consolidation project. He drafted and presented federal and state legislation and conducted negotiations with Boeing Aircraft, formerly located at Chennault.
Mayor Roach served two terms from 1988 to 1996 as a State Representative in the Louisiana Legislature representing District 36, which included part of Calcasieu and Cameron parishes.
In 1998, Governor Mike Foster appointed Mayor Roach to serve as Chairman of the Governor's Task Force for the Continuation of the Transportation Infrastructure Model for Economic Development, or T.I.M.E.D., program to improve and expand projects for the four lane highways and related economic development matters.
Mayor Roach was elected as Mayor of Lake Charles in 2000 to fill the unexpired term of the previous mayor. In 2001, he was re-elected and began his first full term. He was re-elected in 2005, in 2009, and again in 2013. As mayor he has worked closely with city and parish governments and other agencies to form partnerships and pool resources that benefit not only Lake Charles, but the entirety of Southwest Louisiana.