Rapides Parish School Board member running for BESE seat

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - A Rapides Parish School Board member announced that he is running for the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education on Wednesday.

Dr. Stephen Chapman has spent the last 16 years overseeing District E in Rapides Parish. He is running for BESE's 5th District seat.

He is also a dentist and has maintained a full-time practice for over 40 years.

Chapman sent out a press release Wednesday about the announcement:

"Dr. Chapman will bring to the BESE, the same “no-nonsense”, common sense approach to all the issues that have defined his public service on the Rapides Parish School Board. He will thoroughly study the issues, and make intelligent, independent decisions that always put the “children first”.

The primary election is October 12.

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