The Honorable James E. "Jamie" Mayo was elected at the 28th mayor of Monroe, Louisiana in October 2001. Since its incorporation in 1820, Mayor Mayo became only the second African-American elected to serve as Monroe's mayor.
Mayor Mayo is a graduate of Bastrop High School and the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration.
After over 20 years of business experience with companies such as State Farm Insurance, Allstate Insurance and Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation, Mayo's public service career began in 1995, when he was first elected to the Monroe City Council. Jamie was re-elected to the Monroe City Council in 1996 and 2000 and served two terms as City Council Chairman before being elected Mayor in 2001.
Mayor Mayo was re-elected in 2004 under the campaign slogan of "Monroe…One City, One Future!" A theme used to emphasize city-wide progress through unity. Progress has definitely been made under the Mayo administration. Projects of note include: 500 NEW Monroe businesses opened; $80 million in capital infrastructure projects started or completed; Completion of a $4 million dollar Fire and Police Public Safety Center; Securing long-needed pay raises for all fire, police and transit system personnel; and, over $3.5 million in Parks & Recreation Improvements.
Mayor Mayo is married to Angela Mayo and they have two children, Jared and Ashley.
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