Roy Burrell – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected State Representative District 2, Louisiana

Louisiana Democratic Party
www.royburrell.comwww.royburrell.com
820 Jordan Street, Suite 315AShreveport, LA 71101
318.676.7137
Biographical
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 (professional 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.

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.

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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