Early election results show Melinda Bourgeois is leading in District 4 for the Jefferson Parish School Board race so far, with 12 of 43 precincts reporting. Business owner Bourgeois, running against longtime teacher Glenn Mayeaux, is leading by nearly 64 percent.
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.