Teddy Welch, a resident of Sugartown, has served on the Beauregard Electric Cooperative (BECi) Board in District Five since 1989. Mr. Welch is a retired teacher and principal from the Beauregard Parish School system. He attended McNeese State University, Louisiana State University, Northwestern State University and holds a bachelor's degree and master's degree +30 in education and a certification in vocational agriculture. Mr. Welch is a member of Sugartown Baptist Church and the Beauregard Parish Cattleman’s Association. Mr. Welch is a member and past president of the Beauregard Parish Police Jury and is a National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Credentialed Cooperative Director.