BESE Election Update

Here are the results from the October 22 BESE elections:

District 1 (St. Tammany, most of Jefferson and some of New Orleans) incumbent Jim Garvey won reelection with 58% of the vote.

District 2 (New Orleans, Jefferson and the river parishes) incumbent Louella Givens received 31% of the vote and heads to a runoff with Kira Orange Jones, who leads with 39% of the vote.

District 3 (includes St. Bernard, Plaquemines and some of Jefferson) Lottie Beebe beat incumbent Glenny Lee Buquet with 56% of the vote.

District 4 (northwest Louisiana) incumbent Walter Lee was unopposed.

District 5 (northeast and central Louisiana) Jay Guillot beat incumbent Keith Guice with 55% of the vote.

District 6 (Baton Rouge area) incumbent Chas Roemer (45% of the vote) heads to a runoff with Donald Songy (29% of the vote).

District 7 (southwest Louisiana) Holly Boffy beat incumbent Dale Bayard with 67% of the vote.

District 8 (central Louisiana and Baton Rouge area) where there was a vacancy, Carolyn Hill (29% of the vote) faces Jim Guillory (28% of the vote) in a runoff.

Runoff Elections

Runoff elections will be held for District 2 (New Orleans area), District 6 and District 8.

The runoff election is November 19, 2011 (the Saturday before Thanksgiving). Early voting is November 5-12, 2011 (except on Sunday and on November 11, which is Veterans Day).