Chuck Dowden for District 30 State Representative
A.C. “Chuck” Dowden, Jr. has roots that run deep in Vernon Parish. His family has been in Vernon Parish for many generations. From a young age his parents instilled in him the values of family, faith, hard work, and service to others. These values have served as a bedrock for Chuck throughout his life and are the same values Chuck and his wife, Angie, have passed on to their children and grandchild.
Chuck graduated from Leesville High School in 1976. He then attended Northeast Louisiana University [University of Louisiana Monroe] where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Commercial Banking. After graduation, Chuck pursued his law degree and graduated from Southern University with his Juris Doctor. The lessons learned, personal connections, and mutual friendships forged from his time at Northeast and Southern Universities served as the basis for many personal and professional success he has had. Chuck returned to Leesville to open his law practice where he tirelessly works to help those in need.
Chuck is married to Angie Dowden, a local small business owner who shares his values of community, faith, and family. They have two children and one granddaughter together.
Chuck has served Leesville and Vernon Parish as a member of the School Board, City Prosecutor, City Attorney, and Assistant District Attorney throughout the years. These experiences have given him the opportunity to put those ingrained values into action and accomplish goals for the greater good.
As a husband, father and grandfather, and small business owner, Chuck understands the challenges we face daily in District 30. He will take realistic avenues to working with stakeholders across broad spectrums or political parties to give District 30 a strong voice in Baton Rouge. He will continue supporting our school systems, working to create jobs, improving our roads. He will fight to ensure Ft. Polk continues to grow, expanding economic opportunities for everyone.
Chuck is pro-life, a lifetime member of the NRA, and a member of the Chamber of Commerce and the Association of US Army. He is a member of the Leesville Lions Club, which he has been for over 30 years, and recent recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellow award for his work with Lions International and the Louisiana Lions Club Cripple Children’s Camp. He intends to bring these values to Baton Rouge and use a common-sense approach to government.