Jul 5, 2013 12:58 PM by Ian Auzenne
A special election will be held October 19 in Evangeline Parish to fill the seat of a board member who recently died.
Jerry Thompson, the District 3 representative since 2007, passed away Monday at the age of 63.
The school board vacated the seat Wednesday night at a special meeting. The board will select an interim member at its July 17 regular meeting.
Thompson is the second Evangeline Parish School Board member to die in the last year. District 7 member Dan Hoffpauir passed away last July 17.