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, Rapides Area Planning Commission and Chamber of Commerce.
He currently serves as Vice President of the Rapides Parish Police Jury for 2021 and was also Vice President for 2019 and 2020. He also is past Chairman of the Finance Committee for 2019. Additionally, he serves as Chairman of the Workforce Development and Grants Committee and is a member of the Finance Committee; Public Works, Watershed and Agricultural Affairs Committee; Tourism and Economic Planning and Development Committee; Courthouse, Coliseum and Legal Committee; Parochial Board Liaison and Municipal Liaison 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 Military and Veteran Affairs Committee. He previously served on the Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee for the National Association of County Officials. He is also a member of the National Association of Black County Officials (NABCO).Current Vice President, 2021