John Miller's old seat on the St. Landry Parish School Board is now going to be represented by Milton Ambres.

Ambres won with 51 percent of the vote defeating interim board member Faltery Jolivette.

The seat was left vacant by John Miller when he pleaded guilty to his role in trying to buy the vote of superintendent candidate Joseph Cassimere.

Former interim board member Donnie Perron has won the vacant District 6 school board seat.

Perron defeated Bambi Polotzola by picking up a 63% of the vote.

Perron, a former coach at Port Barre High School, was appointed as the district's interim board member after longtime representative Ronald Carriere died in March.

Voters in the unincorporated areas of the parish approved a two-cent sales tax to fund road improvements across St. Landry Parish.

The measure passed with 61% of the vote. The tax is expected to generate an estimated $7 million annually over a 15-year period.