Kevin Guidry was first elected to the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury on September 18, 2004. He is currently serving his fourth term as Police Juror. Kevin served as Vice President in 2008 and President in 2010. Mr. Guidry represents District 9, which includes the City of Lake Charles area and portions of Ward 3. He currently serves as a committee member of the following police jury committees: Public Works; Ways and Means; Agenda (in which he serves as chairman); General Insurance (in which he serves as Vice Chairman); Parish-wide Drainage; and Special Service Districts Review.
Kevin currently holds the position of Louisiana Sales Manager for L’Auberge Casino and Resort. He heads the division for contracting sales for the L’Auberge Meeting and Event Center, and works directly with corporate, government, and association sectors to stage their conferences, meetings and events at the resort. Kevin has more than seventeen years of experience in sales, marketing, and casino operations.
Kevin received a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communications with a minor in journalism from Louisiana State University. While studying at LSU, Kevin also played for the LSU Tigers on an athletic scholarship. After graduation Kevin continued his football journey playing professional football in the National Football League for the Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons, and the Phoenix Cardinals. He also played in the Arena League and World League for the Orlando Thunder and the Tampa Bay Storm respectively. Football continues to be an important part of Kevin’s busy life as he hosts a weekly sports talk show, Sound Off 60, which airs in the Southwest Louisiana market, and he has provided sideline coverage for Tiger Vision in Baton Rouge covering Louisiana State University home games.
Kevin is also an extremely active member of the community. He serves on numerous boards and is dedicated to the works of the American Red Cross, AMIkids, Southwest Louisiana Board of Trustees, LSU Football Alumni Inc,. ACT Inc., and the Calcasieu Parish School Board Drug Advisory Board. He is a member of the Faith Vision Ministries Church, and is actively involved on the Deacon Board, sports ministry, marriage ministry, and Christian based football and basketball camps throughout Louisiana.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority honored Kevin with the Community Service Award in 2003 and 2008. In 2005, he earned the Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition Black History Hall of Fame Trailblazer Award. And in 2011, Kevin Guidry was honored by the Zion Tabernacle Baptist Church for his community service with the Bayou Classic Christian Fellowship of Southwest Louisiana.
Kevin and his wife, Michelle, have two children and1 grandchild.
Kevin’s Priorities For Louisiana
Since 2004, it’s been an honor to serve the people of Calcasieu Parish as a member of the Police Jury. In the 15 years I have been a public servant, I have come to know the issues the people of this parish face, but more importantly, I’ve been involved in finding the solutions to make this a place we all want to call home.The one thing I can say is that making government work for the people isn’t easy. There is nothing fun about Public Works, Drainage and Insurance. Yet without knowing how to navigate the world of infrastructure and not knowing how to fund it as a member of the Ways and Means Committee, this parish wouldn’t be nearly as prosperous as it is.People keep asking me – Kevin, why do you want to go and get involved in that mess in Baton Rouge? All they do is fight with one another and find reasons to say no to everything.”And my answer is that’s exactly why I want to go to Baton Rouge. For the past 15 years, I have been a consensus builder. I have worked across party lines to get things done for the people of this parish. It’s going to take more representatives like me, instead of people more interested in playing politics, to move Louisiana forward.As much success that we have seen here in Southwest Louisiana over the past few years, there is still so much more to do. Districts throughout this parish are not receiving their fair share. Economic opportunities are not developing everywhere in Lake Charles and good paying jobs have not found their way into every neighborhood and businesses have not opened on every street.As the next representative for District 34 , I intend:
- To be an aggressive fighter for economic opportunity for everyone.
- To fight to maintain funding for TOPS, because for many of our kids, the only way up is to work hard and have a chance to attend college.
- To work with our Southwest Louisiana delegation to make funding for the I-10 bridge a priority. This is Vitaly important from both an economic and a safety perspective.To be a constant voice for the need for Public Health and Criminal Justice Reform in our state.
Going back to my high school football days here in this city, I have always been a man of grit and determination. I’ve always found a way to get things done. The experiences of my life have filed my desire for shrive and prepared me to serve as the next State Representative for District 34. I am a servant leader you know and you trust and I will work to make sure Baton Rouge is listening to us. I will be accountable to you and I will deliver positive outcomes for the people of Lake Charles.
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