Roy WEst

Mayor of the City of Beaumont

Roy West is a lifelong Texan, cut from cloth that is spindletop-stained, he was born & bred in Beaumont. Married to Trisha, together they share five adult children, three son-in-laws, one daughter-in-law, and eight ridiculously cute grandchildren. Roy bleeds Cardinal red, graduating from Lamar University with an undergraduate degree before attaining his masters at Southern Methodist University. After graduating from Lamar in 1982, Roy swore an oath to serve & protect as a Houston Police officer in the crime-ridden 1980's before returning to his beloved Beaumont. Before getting into the mortgage business, Roy co-founded Patriot Security, a home-security company which is still making Southeast Texas a safer place to live & work. After getting out of the home security business to pursue ministry, Roy's path took another prosperous turn when he entered the mortgage industry in 2004. After building a team of distinguished mortgage experts, Roy became a multi-million dollar producer. With over 30 years of experience as a small business-owner, along with serving the public as a police officer, Roy's personal philosophy is simple yet powerful; "People deserve to be treated well." The success attained in his professional life is a combination of expertise consisting of team-first management-mentality, innovative marketing, and genuine customer-service. Roy's commitment to the community, his family, and his faith have paid dividends in many forms. In addition to the mortgage business, Roy is the host of an award-winning radio show, “The Roy West Show”, which airs every Sunday on News Talk 560 KLVI. The program has been recognized with several awards in the “Talk Show” category by the Press Club of Southeast Texas. You can hear it locally on the largest AM radio station in Southeast Texas, KLVI or stream it worldwide on iHeart Radio. Roy also has a popular podcast that features Southeast Texas talent & flavor, heard on, iHeart, Spotify, Apple Podcast, and other streaming platforms. Most active on Sunday mornings, Roy can be seen across Beaumont whether he worships at different churches or at Praise Church, where he often serves as an usher. He believes it is important to give back to the local churches, the community, and non-profits. Roy is proud to have served on charitable boards and be affiliated with several local community organizations; Gift of life, American Cancer Society, Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas, The Foundation of Southeast Texas, American Red Cross, RSVP of the Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission, Beaumont Board of Realtors, Some Other Place, Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce Mentor/Mentee Committee, and as a Business Partner with Beaumont Independent School District Roy West was elected Mayor of the City of Beaumont in May 2023.
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