Charo Bossier-Holden joins School Board full-time

Published 12:09 am Wednesday, July 19, 2017

LAPLACE — St. John the Baptist Parish voters will be weighing in on two elections during the October Statewide & Municipal Elections period; however, the School Board is not going to be one of them.

When qualifying ended Friday to fill the unexpired District 1 seat on the St. John School Board, interim Board member Charo Bossier-Holden was the only candidate who qualified.

The Edgard resident now fills the seat full-time, one that came into play earlier this year when Russell Jack stepped down to serve as St. John the Baptist Parish Registrar of Voters.

Charo Bossier-Holden

Holden said she was excited and grateful for her constituents’ belief and support.

“I’m excited to continue working with my fellow Board members to take St. John Parish Schools to the next level,” she said. “I don’t really see any challenges. I’m very positive in our work ethic and work towards making St. John Parish an A school district.”

Parish voters will have the opportunity to vote on the St. John the Baptist Parish Public School District millage renewal and statewide treasurer election.

The election is scheduled Oct. 14. Early voting runs Sept. 30 to Oct. 7. A runoff, if needed, is planned Nov. 18.

Those who qualified for the state treasurer’s race include Independent Ron Ceasar of Opelousas, Republican Angele Davis of Baton Rouge, Democrat Derrick Edwards of Harvey, Republican Terry Hughes of Lafayette, Libertarian Joseph D. Little of Ponchatoula, Republican Neil Riser of Columbia and Republican John Schroder of Baton Rouge.