A life-long Choudrant resident, Ragan has been serving Choudrant as an Alderman since 1964. He and wife, Mary, have 2 daughters, Dawn and Ellen. The girls have given them 3 grandchildren, all living in Choudrant.
Ragan was educated at Choudrant High and Louisiana Tech before starting his own business. He has been a Choudrant business owner for 44 years.
Ragan sees Choudrant as a great place for people to retire, with so many advantages – low cost of living, lower taxation than most communities, great people, simple living.
He also sees that Choudrant’s growth can bring jobs to this community by bringing businesses in for the same reasons.