C. Denise Marcelle has served the community for over 20 years.  She has served as a City-Council member for two terms, as well as, currently serving in the capacity of State Representative for District 61.  She is a mother of two; Demeka Underwood and D’licia Greene,  grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of five. She has a proven track record for getting bills passed, fighting for the voiceless, and unifying all political parties for the common good of the constituents.


  • Graduate of Capitol Senior High School

  • Received a bachelor's of science in Criminal Justice from Southern University and A&M College 

  • Attended LSU to become a licensed Notary Public 

  • LA State Legislature Representative - District 61 

  • Former member of City Council - District 7 

  • Paralegal & Community Outreach Director for Attorney Gordon McKernan 

  • Ordained Minister at Disciple Outreach Christian Ministries

  • Newly Appt. Drug Sobriety Task Force Representative

  • Vice-Chair of Visit Baton Rouge Board 

  • Vice President of Ladies of Purpose 

  • Vice-Chair of Dumas House Board

  • Vice-Chair of the East Baton Rouge Parish Council on Aging  

  • Chair of EBR Body Camera Committee 

  • Serves on LA Appropriations Committee 

  • Serves on LA Municipal and Parochial 

  • Serves on LA Criminal Justice Committee 

  • Vice- Chair of State Body Camera Committee 

  • Member Villa Del Rey Civic Association

  • NAACP Member

State Representative C. Denise Marcelle


It is truly my desire to serve the people of the city-parish, bringing forth unity and strength as we work together to make our city a safe and viable community for all. ​ 

Although there are things that I would like to address as Mayor-President, including traffic congestion, crime, education, and economic development, I really want to hear from you, the constituents.  Too often politicians come into office with their own agendas and never consider the wishes of the community, and so I'm here to listen to your concerns and develop a plan that is best suited to benefit the city-parish as a whole.  

I'm a proven fighter who will stand up for the people and work hard to get the best results! I am C. Denise Marcelle asking to be your voice as Mayor-President of East Baton Rouge Parish.