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Appoquinimink School District elections (2014)

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2014 Appoquinimink School District Elections

General Election date:
May 13, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
See also
Appoquinimink School District
New Castle County, Delaware ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Delaware
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One seat on the Appoquinimink School District school board was up for general election on May 13, 2014. Incumbent Norman A. Abrams, Jr. defeated challenger Debbie Harrington to retain the at-large seat.[1]

About the district

See also: Appoquinimink School District, Delaware
Appoquinimink School District is located in New Castle County, Delaware
Appoquinimink School District is located in New Castle County, Delaware. The county seat of New Castle County is Wilmington. According to the United States Census Bureau, New Castle County is home to 538,479 residents.[2] Appoquinimink School District is the fifth-largest school district in Delaware, serving 9,618 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[3]


New Castle County outperformed in comparison to the rest of Delaware in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 28.6 percent of New Castle County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 28.5 percent for Delaware as a whole. The median household income in New Castle was $54,236 compared to $60,119 for the state of Delaware. The poverty rate in New Castle County was 12.5 percent compared to 11.5 percent for the entire state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race New Castle County (%) Delaware (%)
White 67.3 68.9
Black or African American 27.2 21.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.5
Asian 1.2 3.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.0 0.0
Two or More Races 2.6 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 5.4 8.2

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[4][5]

Method of board member selection

The Appoquinimink School Board consists of five members elected to five-year terms in at-large elections. There was no primary election, and the general election was held on May 13, 2014.[6] One at-large seat was on the ballot in 2014. One seat will be on the ballot in 2015, and one seat will be on the ballot in 2016.[7]

Candidates began to file affidavits of candidacy on February 5, 2014. The filing deadline for school board candidates to get on the ballot in the general election was March 7, 2014.[8]





Election results

Appoquinimink School District, At-Large General Election, 5-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngNorman A. Abrams, Jr. Incumbent 65.9% 364
     Nonpartisan Debbie Harrington 34.1% 188
Total Votes 552
Source: Department of Elections for New Castle County, "May 13, 2014 School Board Election," accessed May 14, 2014


No candidate received an endorsement in this election.

Campaign finance

No candidate filed a campaign finance report with the Delaware Commissioner of Elections.[9]

Past elections

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Appoquinimink School District election in 2014:[10]

Deadline Event
February 5, 2014 First day to file affidavits of candidacy
March 7, 2014 Last day to file affidavits of candidacy
May 9, 2014 Final day absentee ballots are mailed
May 12, 2014 Last day Department of Elections can issue an absentee ballot
May 13, 2014 Election day

Additional elections on the ballot

No additional elections appeared on the ballot. School board elections were also held in Brandywine School District, Christina School District, Colonial School District and Red Clay Consolidated School District in other areas of New Castle County, Delaware.[8]

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