With all 43 precincts reporting, election results show that business owner Melinda Bourgeois edged out opponent Glenn Mayeaux in District 4 for a Jefferson Parish School Board seat.

Bourgeois, a Republican, won the election by nearly 64 percent, with a total of 8,513 votes.

Business owner Bourgeois said she supports changes made by the business-backed majority of the board. Mayeaux, who has been a teacher in the school system for 38 years, was advocating for a collective bargaining agreement to ensure the rights of teachers.