Collis B. Temple III from Baton Rouge
Collis Temple III of Baton Rouge, is a National Sales Director and agency owner with Primerica, an international financial services marketing organization.
Prior to joining Primerica and pursuing his own dreams of business ownership, Collis was a student-athlete playing basketball at LSU. While at LSU he earned an Undergraduate Degree in General Business in three years, then completed a Masters in Sports Management, before beginning the pursuit of his Doctorate in Educational Leadership. According to LSU's Sports Information Department, Collis is believed to be the first Division I student athlete to complete an undergraduate degree, Master's degree, and began the pursuit of a Doctorate while still eligible to play athletics.
Collis was named a "Top 40 Under 40" by the Baton Rouge Business Report at age 24, in 2003 on making the decision to retire from basketball due to injury and pursue his business interests with Primerica.
Mr. Temple will serve as the representative of the 6th Congressional District, and his term expires on December 31, 2020.