With one of 25 precincts reporting, early election results show Raymond “Ray” St. Pierre is so far leading in District 3 for the Jefferson Parish School Board race.

St. Pierre is leading by 71 percent. He is running against Raymond “Ray” Griffin, Jr.

Longtime school board member St. Pierre is an adamant supporter of the Jefferson Federation of Teachers. Griffin is backed by the business groups that succeeded in winning a slim majority of board seats in 2010. Both candidates are Republicans.