Louisiana BESE Run-off Results for November 18, 2023
There are two BESE runoffs in the state this go-round. Lafayette Parish is part of District 7, a district that has been going through a bitter run-off as both sides have gone deeply negative. The two contestants in that race are Kevin Berken and Erick Knezek.
Below are the results for the two BESE seats.
BESE -- District 7
Early & Absentee Reporting - 8 of 8 parishes
Election Day Reporting - 400 of 414 precincts Votes
Kevin M. Berken (REP): 53% (49,213)
Erick Knezek (REP): 47% (43,760)
BESE -- District 4
Early & Absentee Reporting - 11 of 11 parishes
Election Day Reporting - 587 of 603 precincts Votes
Stacey Melerine (REP): 63% (54,918)
Emma Shepard (DEM): 37% (33,798)
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