Representative Hollis H. Downs was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in 2003 and currently serves on the Education, Retirement, and Transportation committees. He is Business Development Manager at Hunt Guillot and Associates LLC, headquartered in Ruston. After attending schools in Farmerville, his birthplace, he received his B.S. degree from Louisiana Tech University in 1968.
Mr. Downs has served on numerous board memberships for many years, including the Louisiana Tech Foundation Board, Habitat for Humanity, Boy Scouts of America, Dixie Center for the Arts, and the Louisiana Methodist Children's Home.
He is married to Cathy Honig Downs. They have two daughters, Chanon Downs Whitman and Holly Downs Carney, and five grandchildren.
Mr. Downs is a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Ruston, where he is Chairman of the Administrative Council and is active in national and international mission work.
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