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Debbie Harrington

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Debbie Harrington
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Former candidate for
Board member, Appoquinimink School District, At-large
Elections and appointments
Last electionMay 13, 2014
Term limitsN/A
OtherWilmington University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
ProfessionRetired U.S. Army colonel
Debbie Harrington was a candidate for an at-large seat on the Appoquinimink school board in Delaware. Harrington lost to incumbent Norman A. Abrams, Jr. in the general election on May 13, 2014.


Debbie Harrington is a retired U.S. Army colonel and the former chief operating officer of a church and a retail mall. She is studying for a doctoral degree in organizational leadership from Wilmington University. Harrington is a mother of three and she has a daughter who is a sophomore at Middletown High School.[1]



See also: Appoquinimink School District elections (2014)


Debbie Harrington lost to incumbent Norman A. Abrams, Jr. for an at-large seat in the general election on May 13, 2014.


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 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.


Harrington did not file a campaign finance report with the Delaware Commissioner of Political Practices.[2]


Harrington did not receive an endorsement in this election.

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, Middletown is home to 18,871 residents.[3] Appoquinimink School District is the fifth-largest school district in Delaware, serving 9,618 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[4]


Middletown outperformed in comparison to the rest of Delaware in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 33.0% of Middletown residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 28.5% for Delaware as a whole. The median household income in Middletown was $78,605 compared to $60,119 for the state of Delaware. The poverty rate in Middletown was 7.1% compared to 11.5% for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Middletown (%) Delaware (%)
White 61.9 68.9
Black or African American 28.4 21.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2 0.5
Asian 3.8 3.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.0 0.0
Two or More Races 3.2 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 7.4 8.2

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[5] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

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