TRSL Board elections: Results announced for Districts 2 and 4 elections

October 6, 2023

Baton Rouge, La. — At its October meeting, the TRSL Board of Trustees received voting results for the District 2 and District 4 elections.

District 2
No candidate received more than 50% of the vote in the District 2 election, which means a run-off will be held between the top two candidates who received the most votes in the primary.

Advancing to the run-off are Mark Curry-Theriot (St. Tammany Parish Public Schools) with 46.29% of the vote and Lotte T. Delaney (New Orleans Center for Creative Arts) with 28.78% of the vote. The third candidate in the race, John G. Parauka (Benjamin Franklin High School in Orleans Parish), received 24.93% of the vote.

Voting information for the run-off election will be mailed to eligible voters on Oct. 20. The deadline to vote is 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20.

Run-off results will be announced at the TRSL board’s December meeting. The candidate receiving the most votes will represent actively working TRSL members in Orleans, St. Tammany and Washington parishes for a four-year term beginning January 2024.

District 4

Marco D. French (Caddo Parish Public Schools) will serve as the District 4 Board of Trustees representative after receiving the most votes in an election against Gwenzetta J. Bradford (Webster Parish School Board). French received 73.28% of the vote while Bradford received 26.72%.

French is the principal of Queensborough Elementary School in Caddo Parish. He is a past Louisiana State Principal of the Year and a National Milken Award Educator.
French’s four-year term will begin in January 2024. District 4 represents actively working TRSL members in Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine and Webster parishes. 
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