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Chris Roy, Jr. Announcement for District Attorney

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RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) ‐ Chris Roy, Jr. announced today his candidacy for District Attorney in Rapides Parish.

Roy, a 52 year old attorney and former state legislator, said his work drafting laws that protect children and the elderly give him unique experience that he will use as District Attorney.

Roy will seek the position that is being vacated by the retirement of District Attorney James C. "Jam" Downs.

The election is November 4, 2014. "As District Attorney I will be a strong advocate for the victims of crime in our parish," said Roy.

"Our office will focus on expeditiously moving cases through the criminal justice system and seeking justice for the victims of crime.With over 26 years of courtroom experience, I am prepared to help make Rapides Parish a safer place to live, work and raise a family."

Chris Roy, Jr. graduated from Holy Savior Menard High School, Louisiana State University and the Southern University Law Center.

He has been a practicing attorney in Alexandria since 1987. He is a member of the Alexandria, Louisiana State and American Bar Associations.

He is also a member of the National Crime Victims Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.

He was a past board member for the Rapides Children's Advocacy Center (CASA).

In 2007, Roy was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives and served for four years.

He chose not to seek re--‐election to the legislature in 2011. In 2012, he was appointed by the Governor to serve as a member of the Red River, Atchafalaya, and Bayou Boeuf Levee Board where he has been involved in the process of certifying the levees in this area and the present cleanup of Chatlin Lake Canal to alleviate flooding in Rapides Parish.

He volunteered for many years as a coach for Alexandria Dixie Youth Baseball.

As a member of the legislature Chris was instrumental in fighting for the protection of the elderly from abuse and neglect, and from financial abuse.

Roy was also instrumental in passing laws to protect mentally disabled children.

As district attorney, he will continue advocating for victim's rights and for the protection of the most vulnerable citizens, our elderly and children. Chris is married to Lelia Hopewell Roy.

They are the proud parents of three children, Madeleine, Christopher and John.

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