Marion “Coach” Bonura, a retired teacher, had nearly twice as many votes as incumbent Jefferson Parish School Board member Mike Delesdernier as the first precincts in the District 8 race came in Tuesday night.

With 7 out of 35 precincts reporting, Bonura had 1,134 votes, or about 65 percent of the total, while Delesdernier had just 35 percent of the vote, or 613 votes.

Delesdernier is backed by the parish’s business community while Bonura has support from the Jefferson Federation of Teachers, the union that represents educators in the school system.

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