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.
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|
|Nonpartisan||Norman A. Abrams, Jr. Incumbent||65.9%||364|
|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.
Harrington did not receive an endorsement in this election.
About the district
- See also: Appoquinimink School District, Delaware
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.
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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
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- Middletown Transcript, "School board contest features first two-person race since 2010," March 12, 2014
- Commissioner of Elections, "Campaign Report Search," accessed March 13, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Middletown, Delaware," accessed March 13, 2014
- Appoquinimink School District, "Annual Report," accessed March 13, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|2014 Appoquinimink School District Elections|
|New Castle County, Delaware|
|Election date:||May 13, 2014|
|Candidates:||At-large: • Incumbent, Norman A. Abrams, Jr. • Debbie Harrington|
|Important information:||Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|