Melerine Wins BESE Seat

The District 4 seat on the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has been won by Republican Michael Melerine.  He defeated Democrat “Cassie” Williams.  The final vote count had Melerine with 23,541 votes or 62%.  Williams had 14,546 or 38%

Turnout was very light in Red River Parish.  Only about 10 percent of registered voters cast ballots, either by absentee, early voting, or in person on Saturday.

In the parish, Melerine got 404 votes or 63%.  His opponent “Cassie” Williams received 236 votes or 37%.  Those percentages were about the same for the vote in the entire 10 parish 4th BESE District.