BESE Member Biographical Summary


Paul Hollis

Paul Hollis
BESE District 1 Representative

Paul Hollis was born and raised in Louisiana and has attended public schools from pre-kindergarten through High School. He graduated from LSU with a degree in Political Science in 1994.

Paul has been an avid coin collector for over 40 years and today he is a nationally recognized expert in rare coins and precious metals. He has been a board member of the Industry Council for Tangible Assets and is an award-winning author of "American Numismatist" and has written several books and articles that have been published in national magazines and journals.   

From 2012 to 2024, Paul served the State of Louisiana as a member of the House of Representatives and has served on the Education, Commerce, Insurance, and Retirement Committees during his tenure as a state legislator. Most recently, Paul was awarded "Legislator of the Year" by the Louisiana State Police for his work during the 2023 legislative session.

Paul resides in Mandeville with his wife, Ashley.  They have two children, Bree (age 20) and Zachary (age 10) and are members of St. Timothy Methodist Church.