Charlie grew up in north Evangeline Parish in the small rural town of Pine Prai-rie. At the age of 4, Charlie lost his father. He’s worked hard his entire life, some-times balancing two jobs to ensure the financial stability of his family.
“I believe we should all leave this place better than how we found it. It’s my way of giving back. From my humble beginnings to where I am in life today, I owe a lot to the great people in this state.”
He attended Pine Prairie High School where he was active in Future Farmers of America (FFA), and after attending LSU, Charlie raised cattle as well as quarter horses. Charlie has worked for the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries, and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry.
Charlie is married to Martha Russell Greer, a 37-year law enforcement veteran with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections. Together they re-side in Natchitoches Parish, where they manage their property and their timber lands. They enjoy hunting and fishing, traveling the country in their RV, attending Good Hope Baptist Church and spending time with their grandchildren. Charlie is a conservative Pro-Life democrat, a strong advocate of the second amendment and a proud patriot of the United States.
- Charlie currently serves as a commissioner on the Red River Waterway Commission.
- Charlie began his 20-year career as a forestry enforcement agent with the Loui-siana Department of Agriculture & Forestry in 1991, where he served two commissioners.
- At the time of his retirement in 2013, he was Program Director/Forest En-forcement Chief, working closely with landowners and loggers across the state.
- Charlie served Senator Joe McPherson as an administrative aide from 1989-1990.
- From 1983-1989, Charlie was employed as Chief Deputy and Chief Criminal Investigator with the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office.
- As a member of the Louisiana Wildlife Agents Association, Charlie was elected president in 1982. He has also served as a lobbyist in the Louisiana Legislature for issues relating to Wildlife & Fisheries.
- Charlie was employed by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries as a Wildlife Enforcement Agent from 1981-1983.
- Charlie served in an advisory capacity in Governor Dave Treen’s administration from 1980-1984.
- Charlie attended the LSU Law Enforcement Institute where he was president of his class.
Charlie currently has memberships with the following organizations in Louisiana:
- CASA of Central Louisiana
- Ducks Unlimited
- Farm Bureau
- LA Levee Board Association
- Louisiana Forestry Association
- Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association
- National Water Ways Association
- Quail and Pheasants Forever
- Red River Valley Association
- Past member of the American Quarter Horse Association, American American Brangus Association