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Deborah Prickett

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Deborah Prickett
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Board of Education Member, District 7
Elections and appointments
Last electionOctober 8, 2013
First electedOctober 2009
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sNorth Carolina State University
Master'sNorth Carolina Central University
ProfessionEducation Consultant/Program Manager
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Deborah Prickett currently holds the District 7 seat on the Wake County school board. She was initially elected to the chamber in 2009. She sought re-election on October 8, 2013.


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).[1]



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
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngZora Felton 57.8% 6,135
     Nonpartisan Deborah Prickett 42.2% 4,476
Total Votes 10,611
Source: WNCN These results are unofficial


Prickett was endorsed by a number of community advocates and district parents. The following elected officials endorsed Prickett:[2]

  • 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)

Campaign finance

Prickett raised a total of 7,346.66 in campaign contributions.[3]

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Deborah Prickett $7,346.66 $5,187.93 $2,158.73

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 District

See also: Wake County Public School System, North Carolina
Wake County Public School System is located in Wake County, North Carolina
According to the 2010 Census Bureau, Wake County is home to 952,151 residents.[4]The 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.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[5]
Race District (%) State (%)
White 69.6 71.9
Black or African American 21.4 22.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8 1.5
Asian 5.8 2.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.3 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 61.6 64.7

Party Affiliation[6]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democrat 267,262 54.94%
Republican 211,596 43.50%
Libertarian 6,171 1.27%
Misc. Write-In 1,398 .29%

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.[7][8]

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