The Bossier Parish School Board has a new member.
Unofficial results show Frank Kelly defeated interim Jill Frost for the District 3 seat in an election Saturday.
The district encompasses Benton Elementary, Middle and High Schools, Legacy and Princeton Elementary Schools.
The Louisiana Secretary of State website reports that Kelly received 65-percent, or 457 of the total 699 votes cast Saturday, according to complete but unofficial results. Frost finished the day with 35-percent or 242 votes.
Kelly, a resident of Woodlake South in Benton, is a husband and father of five children, one of which is a student at Legacy Elementary School. He made his home in Bossier Parish in 1995 after 16 years as a medical service officer in the U.S. Army, serving two combat theaters in Panama and Kuwait.
“I think Bossier Schools are great, but I also think every good and every great organization examines the way they do business to not just be great, but to be the best,” Kelly previously told the Bossier Press-Tribune. “The people that know me know that when I undertake something, I work hard at it. What I hope is that people will know I’ve done my research and that I will do a great job.”