TRSL Board: Results of special election announced
October 6, 2017Baton Rouge--At its October meeting, the TRSL Board of Trustees received voting results for the District 1 and Superintendents special elections.
District 1 (special election): Britt L. Colon, of Geismar, received 58% of the vote, ahead of Neshelle S. Nogess, of Paulina, who received 42% of the vote.
Mr. Colon is principal of Spanish Lake Primary School in Ascension Parish. He will take the oath of office in November and serve the remainder of the position’s four-year term, which lasts through December 31, 2018. District 1 includes actively working TRSL members in Ascension, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, and St. John parishes.
Superintendents (special election): Tensas Parish Superintendent Paul E. Nelson, Ph.D., of Vidalia, won election to the TRSL Board with 76% of the vote. East Feliciana Superintendent Carlos J. Sam, of Baton Rouge, received 24% of the vote.
Dr. Nelson will take the oath of office next month and serve the remainder of the position’s four-year term, which lasts through December 31, 2018. The Superintendent seat represents actively working TRSL members employed as parish/city superintendents of public schools in Louisiana.
In other election news: Kelly F. Thompson, RD, LDN, of Jena, was elected without opposition to the TRSL Board School Food Service Personnel seat earlier this year.
Ms. Thompson is the supervisor of child nutrition programs for the LaSalle Parish School Board. Her four-year term starts in January 2018. The School Food Service Personnel seat represents actively working TRSL members paid with school food service funds.