The Honorable Randy Roach
City of Lake Charles, Louisiana
Mayor Roach was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana and graduated from LaGrange High School in 1969. He earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from Louisiana State University (LSU) and his law degree from LSU in 1976. He is married to Nancy Seger Roach and they have two children and three grandchildren - Jeremiah, Jude and Marie.
From 1985-1987, 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 (1988-1996) 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 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 on July 1, 2001. He was re-elected in 2005, and again in 2009. 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 also the entire Southwest Louisiana five-parish area.