Oliver “Ollie” Overton is a lifelong resident of Alexandria and represents District F which includes a portion of the City of Alexandria and Town of Lecompte. Mr. Overton is also a Democrat.
Ollie is married to Marie M. Overton and they have four children, Angela, Aasha (Aaj), Ayesha (Andi) and Brenton.
He is a graduate of Peabody High School and the Labor Management Training Teamster Education Department at the University of Arkansas. He is also a graduate of the Labor Management Education Department of Roadway Express and of the George Meany School of Labor.
Ollie is retired from Roadway Express Freight Line, Inc. where he worked for 34 years as a driver, sales representative and safety and defensive driving instructor.
Ollie is currently a member of Acme Lodge No. 43 and the Teamster’s Local #568 and served 3 terms as President of the International Brotherhood of Teamster’s Local #568 and Joint Council #80. He has served on the Board of Directors for Cenla Community Action Committee and is a former member of the Magnolia State Peace Officer Association.
Ollie is Past President of the Police Jury in 2012 and past member of Central Louisiana Regional Infrastructure Beltway Commission, member of Transportation Policy Committee, and member of the Rapides Area Planning Commission
He currently serves as Vice President of the Rapides Parish Police Jury for 2019. Additionally, he serves as Chairman of the Finance Committee and is also a member of the Public Works, Watershed and Agricultural Affairs Committee; Coliseum Liaison; Workforce Development and Municipal Liaison Committee; Grants, Economic Planning and Development Committee; Courthouse and Tourism Committee; Parochial Board Liaison and Legal Committee; Personnel, Elections and Health Committee and Insurance, Ambulance, Fire and Homeland Security Committee of the Rapides Parish Police Jury.
Ollie is a member of the National Association of County Officials (NACo) where he serves on the Workforce Development Steering Committee and also a member of the National Association of Black County Officials (NABCo).