ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Qualifying closed Friday for the March 30 special election. The only race in Rapides Parish is for the Rapides Parish School Board District 'F' seat.
Back in July, incumbent John Allen Jr. was disqualified from running after a problem with the Board of Ethics. However, during the January school board meeting Allen told us he paid what he owed to the board and was allowed to run again.
Allen isn't running unopposed. Before qualifying closed fellow democrat Linda Burgess joined the race for the District 'F' seat.
In the meantime Allen's close friend Linda McMahon is temporarily filling that seat. She has held positions on local boards prior to joining the Rapides Parish School Board.