Caddo Parish Public Schools schedules special election for November 3

Caddo Parish Public Schools in Louisiana announced a special election for the District 8 seat. The election is being held on November 3, 2020. The filing period for the special election is from July 15 to July 17. The seat was previously represented by Denee Locke (R), who announced her resignation on February 11 after moving out of the district.

The board is appointing an interim school board member after applicant interviews are conducted during a February 21 special meeting. Applicants had until noon on February 14 to submit letters of interest to the board. The interim member will serve until the special election winner is sworn in.

Caddo Parish Public Schools has a 12-member school board. All board members serve four-year terms and are elected concurrently in by-district partisan elections. Following the 2018 election, seven board seats were held by Democratic members and five were held by Republican members, including Locke in District 8. That year, Democrats picked up one seat previously held by an independent board member and the number of Republican members remained the same.

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