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.  This story will be updated when the final vote count is reported.

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.

Final, unofficial vote count district wide was Melerine  62% or 23,541 votes.  Williams got 38% or 14,546 votes.

The BESE board seat was the only issue on the ballot in Red River.