Randy's BioRandy Roach joins Cornerstone Government Affairs' Baton Rouge office as a senior advisor. Randy most recently served as the Mayor of Lake Charles, Louisiana, completing 17 years as mayor in July of last year. Randy 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 local governmental entities and other agencies to develop collaborative solutions to various challenges and to pool resources that benefited not only Lake Charles, but the Southwest Louisiana area as well.
During his tenure as mayor he used a similar approach to work with federal, state and local agencies to help the City and the region recover from the devastating effects of Hurricanes Rita and Ike. Those collective efforts helped to set the stage for a period of significant economic growth and job development beginning in 2012.
Prior to that, Randy was appointed by Governor Mike Foster 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.
Randy served two terms from 1988 to 1996 as a State Representative in the Louisiana Legislature representing Southwest Louisiana (District 36).
From 1985 to 1987, Randy 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.
Randy 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 six grandchildren.