With 41 of 43 precincts reporting, election results show that Melinda Bourgeois has maintained the lead in her race against Glenn Mayeaux in District 4 for a seat on the Jefferson Parish School Board.
Bourgeois is ahead by nearly 63 percent, with 7886 votes.
Business owner Bourgeois said she supports changes made by the business-backed majority of the board, and would continue them if elected. Mayeaux said the board is at odds with both parents and educators, and there is need for a collective bargaining agreement to ensure the rights of teachers. Both candidates are Republicans.