Janice Betrece, who came in third in the Nov. 4 election for the East Feliciana School Board’s District 6, Division 3 seat, has endorsed candidate Michael Ray Bradford.

Bradford, the incumbent and a Democrat like Betrece, faces challenger Chris Rouchon, a Republican, in the Dec. 6 runoff. In the November election, Rouchon led with 43 percent of the vote, followed by Bradford with 38 percent and Betrece with 19 percent.

Bradford is the current School Board president and has served on the board for 15 years.

“I worked under Michael’s leadership when I was with the school system and I think I’m going to support him in this election,” said Betrece, who retired in October 2013 after a 33-year career with the East Feliciana School System, most of that time in the business office.

“I support Michael because he does have the children’s interest at heart and he’s someone that if there is a problem, you can talk to him about it,” she said.