Results announced for District 6 and Colleges/Universities elections

December 2, 2022

Baton Rouge, La. - At its December meeting, the TRSL Board of Trustees received final voting results for the special District 6 election and the Colleges/Universities’ run-off election.  

District 6

Marcella Fisher (St. Landry Parish School Board) will serve as the District 6 Board of Trustees representative after receiving the most votes in a special election against Lea Ann Hawkins-Fisher (Rapides Parish School Board). Fisher received 53.77% of the vote, while Hawkins-Fisher received 46.23%. 
Fisher has worked for the St. Landry Parish School Board for 16 years and currently serves as risk manager for the school district. She’s worked as a teacher, a literacy instructional coach, assistant principal, and principal. 
Fisher will fill the remainder of the current District 6 term, which ends on Dec. 31, 2024. District 6 includes actively working TRSL members in Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Evangeline, Grant, Jefferson Davis, LaSalle, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, St. Landry, St. Martin, Vernon, West Baton Rouge, and Winn parishes.

Tom Stafford (Louisiana Tech University College of Business) was re-elected to serve as the representative for active members employed in a college or university after receiving the most votes in a run-off election against Jennifer Cook, M.Ed. (Louisiana State University). Stafford received 63.59% of the vote, while Cook received 36.41%.

Stafford joined the Louisiana Tech University College of Business as the J.E. Barnes Eminent Scholar Chair of Computer Information Systems in 2016. He holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Richmond, an M.A. in journalism and communications from the University of Florida, a Ph.D. in marketing from the University of Georgia, and a Ph.D. in management information systems from the University of Texas Arlington.

Stafford’s new four-year term begins January 2023.
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