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Biographical Profile for Roy Burrell
Currently Elected State Representative District 2, Louisiana
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Party: Louisiana Democratic Party
Phone: 318.676.7137
Address: 820 Jordan Street, Suite 315A
Shreveport, LA 71101
 
Roy Burrell's positions and views on the issues:
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
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Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
The son of the late Woodrow and Margretter Feazell Burrell, Roy is the eighth child of fourteen. On August 15, 2009, Roy married his college sweetheart, the former Cathy Ellis of Monroe. Together, they have five adult children -- Shon Dixon Pendleton (Byron), Roy Louis Burrell (Keidra), Kenya Ellis, Neiman Burrell, and Ryan Burrell. They also have six grandchildren -- Demeatsha, Ryan Jr., Neiman Jr., Bryan, Braylen, and Camrien.
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Roy is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe (formerly Northeast Louisiana University) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, Pure and Applied Sciences. While at NLU, Roy was a charter member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. He proudly served as the President of the Delta Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated from 2003 to 2007.
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
Roy retired from Bell South Telecommunications Company in Bossier City as a Plant and Network Planning Engineer after 22 years of service.

As a result of the 1984 Mt Auburn and the 1994 Time to Choose economic studies, accompanied by six years of independent research, Roy co-founded and currently directs the Inner City Entrepreneur Institute, ICE for short. ICE is a public, non-profit corporation and redevelopment initiative focusing on business advocacy and development in addition to educating the public on the need to save and revitalize Shreveport’s inner core neighborhoods.


Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
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Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
In 1993, Roy served as Vice President of the Queensborough Neighborhood Association. He later co-founded and presided over the Greenwood Corridor (Business) Association. He helped to establish a $3M Economic Development Initiative (EDI) Grant in community development for the Queensborough business corridors -- Greenwood Road, Jewella Avenue, Lakeshore Drive, and Portland Avenue.
Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Roy was elected to the Shreveport City Council in 1994 with a 4-1 vote over his nearest opponent. During his two four-year terms on the city council representing District G in west Shreveport, Roy championed several impactful initiatives.

In 2003, Roy was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives by a 4-1 margin over his opponent. He served on the Administration of Criminal Justice, Commerce, and Judiciary Committees. Bringing his record of visionary change to the table, Roy has become a strong and effective voice for Security, Education, Economic Development, Diversity, and Savings, the basic principles on which his SEEDs for Success platform is based.

On October 20, 2007, Roy easily won re-election to the House District 2 seat, receiving 86 percent of the vote to 14 percent for his opponent, a 6 - 1 margin. He currently serves on the following committees: Administration of Criminal Justice, Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs, and Ways and Means.
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
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Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
Unsung Hero/Heroine of the Community
Fountain of Hope Center, Inc.
2009
Outstanding Business Man of the Year
Shreveport Bossier African-American Chamber of Commerce
Jun 2009
2009 Involvement in Community Enhancement
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated
May 2009
Appreciation for Providing Guidance and Support
Central Elementary School 4-H Program
Mar 2009
Appreciation for Participation in the The Heart of the Community
"Citizen of the Year"
Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc., Northwest Louisiana Chapter
Apr 2008
Social Work Month
"Citizen of the Year"
Overton Brooks VA Medical Center
2007
Outstanding Community Leader of the Year
100 Business Men and Women of America
2007
Entrepreneurship 101 Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Field of Business Creativity and Entrepreneurship
Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education
2007
Appreciation for Dedicated Service to the Department and Citizens of Shreveport
Shreveport Police Department
2007
Outstanding Leadership & Service
Boy Scouts of America
2006
Volunteer of the Year
NW Louisiana Sickle Cell Disease Association
2004, 2003
Alpha Man of the Year
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated
2004, 1998
Freedom Award for Community Service
Amistad Radio Group
2004
Outstanding City Councilman of the Year
Southern Black Business Association and Shreveport African American Chamber of Commerce
2000
Humanitarian Award
National Association of Black Social Workers
2000
Ground Breaking Award
Urban Housing of America
1999
Universal Human Rights Service Award
Greater Shreveport Human Relations Commission
1998
Goodwill Ambassador Award
President Bill Clinton
1994
Louisiana Economic Ambassador Award
Governor Edwin Edwards
1988
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