A native of Baker, Louisiana, Trae Welch graduated from Baker High School and received his Bachelor of Science Degree at UL at Monroe. Mr. Welch received his Juris Doctorate from Southern University. Mr. Welch currently serves as Zachary City Prosecutor and practices law in Zachary. In addition to serving on the BTR Airport Commission, Democrat Trae Welch was elected to the Metropolitan Council representing District 1 in 2008. He is a former Baker Councilman and former member of the Baker Planning/Zoning Board. Trae is currently twice elected to the GBR Airport Board, a member of the Regional Arts Council of Zachary (RACZ) and a Member of Zachary, Central and Baker Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife, Lynn reside in Zachary and have two children, Quade and Vivian.