March 20 election results

Natchitoches Parish results. In the BESE Dist. 4 race, Cassie Williams -D received 737 votes, or 34%. Shelly McFarland -R came in second with 557 votes or 25%. Third place went to Michael Melerine -R with 22%, John Milkovich -I with 12% and Cody Whitaker -No party with 7%. Voter turnout was extremely low with only 2,191 votes, or 8.7% of the voters casting ballots. In the Village of Goldonna tax election, 72% voted yes and 28% voted no. Official turnout was 28.3%.
The District 4 results varied from the parish in the BESE election. Williams garnered 29%, or 10,764 votes, but where McFarland came in behind Williams locally, Melerine took the coveted second place spot with 28%, or 10,359 votes, to advance to the run off election in April.
In the Thursday, March 25, 2021, print edition