Councilman Ralph Patin Jr. is currently serving his sixth term as the District 4 Representative. As a St. James Parish Native currently residing Convent, Councilman Patin is a graduate of Cypress Grove High School, Southern University, and Nicholls State University. When asked, "What does representing St. James Parish mean to you?” Councilman Patin says:
"As a leader in St. James Parish, serving the people and carrying out specific goals, will promote the growth of the Parish."
Councilman Patin is married with three children and five grandchildren. In his free time, he enjoys reading, traveling, helping people and listening to music.