|Board member, Appoquinimink School District, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||May 13, 2014|
|Next general||May 12, 2015|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Profession||Retired U.S. Army colonel|
Harrington previously ran unsuccessfully for the board 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.
One of the five seats on the Appoquinimink Board of Education is up for election on May 12, 2015. At-large incumbent Julie Johnson's seat is up for election.
While Johnson did not file to run for re-election, the following eight candidates are seeking the open seat: Joanne Christian, Tara Greathouse, Michelle Myers Wall, Debbie Harrington, Dainelle Hampton-Morton, Mark Heck, Ryan Scott and William Weller.
The first campaign finance reporting deadline for this election was April 12, 2015.
Harrington received no official endorsements as of April 1, 2015.
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|
Harrington did not file a campaign finance report with the Delaware Commissioner of Political Practices.
Harrington did not receive an endorsement in this election.
What's at stake?
In the 16 years prior to this election, no race for the Appoquinimink Board of Education garnered as many candidate filings per seat as 2015. From 1999 to 2014, each seat up for election in the district averaged less than three candidate filings: only two elections had more than four candidates. More than half of the time, candidates were unopposed or faced only one other candidate in their election bid.
About the district
- See also: Appoquinimink School District, Delaware
New Castle County outperformed Delaware as a whole in terms of higher education achievement, median household income and poverty rate in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 33.8 percent of county residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 28.9 percent for the state. The median household income in the county was $64,537 compared to $59,878 for Delaware. The poverty rate in New Castle County was 10.7 percent compared to 11.7 percent for the entire state.
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.
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- Appoquinimink School District, Delaware
- Appoquinimink School District elections (2015)
- Appoquinimink School District elections (2014)
- Middletown Transcript, "School board contest features first two-person race since 2010," March 12, 2014
- New Castle County Department of Elections, "May 12, 2015 School Board Candidates & Filing Dates," March 6, 2015
- Commissioner of Elections, "Campaign Report Search," accessed March 13, 2014
- New Castle County Department of Elections, "Election Results: Appoquinimink School District," accessed March 9, 2015
- United States Census Bureau, "New Castle, Delaware," accessed January 22, 2015
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed April 22, 2014
- Delaware Office of the State Election Commissioner, "Election Results Archive," accessed January 22, 2015
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- 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.
|2015 Appoquinimink School District Elections|
|New Castle County, Delaware|
|Election date:||May 12, 2015|
|Candidates:||At-large: • Joanne Christian • Tara Greathouse • Michelle Myers Wall • Debbie Harrington • Dainelle Hampton-Morton • Mark Heck • Ryan Scott • William Weller|
|Important information:||What's at stake? • Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|
|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|