|Board of Education Member, District 7|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||October 8, 2013|
|First elected||October 2009|
|Bachelor's||North Carolina State University|
|Master's||North Carolina Central University|
|Profession||Education Consultant/Program Manager|
Prickett received her B.A. at North Carolina State University and her master's from North Carolina Central University. Prickett is an Education Consultant/Program Administrator for Statewide Afterschool Programs at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She was previously a Character Education Consultant for the State of North Carolina at the Department of Public Instruction. She has also been a lead counselor, a high school counselor, an elementary counselor, a high school english teacher, math/reading competency teacher and a language arts teacher. Prickett is also a licensed real estate broker, a part of the State of North Carolina Leadership Team for PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support) and an AVID Counselor (Advancement via Individual Determination).
Prickett was defeated by Zora Felton for the District 7 seat on October 8, 2013.
|Wake County Public School System General Election, 4-year term, District 7, 2013|
|Source: WNCN These results are unofficial|
Prickett was endorsed by a number of community advocates and district parents. The following elected officials endorsed Prickett:
- Joe Bryan (Chair, Wake County Commissioners)
- Phil Matthews (Vice Chair, Wake County Commissioners)
- Paul Coble (Wake County Commissioner, former Mayor of Raleigh and Raleigh City Council)
- Tony Gurley (Wake County Commissioner)
- Representative Paul "Skip" Stam (Speaker Pro Tempore, North Carolina House of Representatives)
- Tom Murry (North Carolina House of Representatives District 41 (Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Morrisville), former Morrisville Town Council)
- North Carolina Senator Neal Hunt (District 15)
- Donnie Harrison (Wake County Sheriff)
- Jennifer Robinson (Cary Town Council)
- Don Frantz (Cary Town Council)
- Keith Weatherly (Mayor, Town of Apex)
- Gene Schulze (Mayor Pro Tem, Apex Town Council)
Prickett raised a total of 7,346.66 in campaign contributions.
|Candidate||Contributions||Expenditures||Cash on hand|
What was at stake?
Four seats on the school board were at stake. Pricket and fellow incumbents Tom Benton and Bill Fletcher ran for re-election. The new school board will be the first members to experience changing term lengths, and will address the school bond issue.
About the DistrictThe county seat is located in Raleigh, which is also the state capital.
Wake County outperforms the rest of North Carolina based on average household income, poverty rate and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Wake County was $65,289 compared to $46,291 for the state of North Carolina. The poverty rate in Wake County was 10.1% compared to 16.1% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 91.9% of Wake County residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to a 84.1% in North Carolina.
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.
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- Deborah Prickett for Wake County District 7, "Experience," accessed October 3, 2013
- Re-elect Deborah Prickett Wake County School Board District 7, "Endorsements," accessed October 3, 2013
- Wake County Board of Elections, "Wake County Campaign Finance Reports," accessed October 2, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Wake County Quick Facts, accessed August 4, 2013
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Official Votes by Tabulation Voting Districts, accessed August 4, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014