Jennifer S. Abell
|Jennifer S. Abell|
|Board member, Charles County Board of Education, At-large|
|Years in position||11|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Associates||College of Southern Maryland|
Abell earned an associate degree from the College of Southern Maryland. She has been a divisional director for the suburban Maryland branch of the March of Dimes since 2002. Abell also volunteers as an outreach counselor at the Center for Abused Persons. She has four children who attended district schools.
Jennifer S. Abell ran in the June 24, 2014, primary against 19 other candidates. Board members Roberta S. Wise, Maura H. Cook, Patricia Bowie, Pamela Pedersen and Donald Wade did not file for re-election. Jennifer S. Abell won the general election on November 4, 2014.
|Charles County Public Schools, At-Large General Election, 4-year term, 2014|
|Nonpartisan||Jennifer S. Abell Incumbent||11.8%||25,609|
|Nonpartisan||Victoria Talley Kelly||10%||21,572|
|Nonpartisan||Michael Lukas Incumbent||9.1%||19,781|
|Nonpartisan||Margaret T. Marshall||7%||15,247|
|Nonpartisan||Robert Michael Pitts||6.4%||13,857|
|Nonpartisan||Michael A. Wilson||6.2%||13,477|
|Nonpartisan||Jason Henry Sr.||5.1%||11,010|
|Nonpartisan||Karla M. Kornegay||4.9%||10,692|
|Source: Charles County Board of Elections, "2014 Gubernatorial General Election Summary Report," accessed December 20, 2014|
|Charles County Public Schools, At-Large Primary Election, 4-year term, 2014|
|Nonpartisan||Jennifer S. Abell Incumbent||10.1%||10,806|
|Nonpartisan||Michael Lukas Incumbent||8.5%||9,124|
|Nonpartisan||Victoria Talley Kelly||8.1%||8,659|
|Nonpartisan||Margaret T. Marshall||6.2%||6,579|
|Nonpartisan||Robert Michael Pitts||5.4%||5,818|
|Nonpartisan||Jason Henry Sr.||4%||4,290|
|Nonpartisan||Michael A. Wilson||4%||4,262|
|Nonpartisan||Karla M. Kornegay||3.7%||3,909|
|Nonpartisan||Jocelyn Mann Denyer||3.3%||3,527|
|Nonpartisan||Betsy Marie Eubanks||3.2%||3,440|
|Source: Maryland State Board of Elections, "Official 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election results for Charles County," July 16, 2014|
Abell received the endorsement of the Education Association of Charles County for the June 24, 2014, primary election.
|Charles County Public Schools, At-Large General Election, 4-year term, 2010|
|Nonpartisan||Jennifer S. Abell||9.6%||22,154|
|Nonpartisan||Maura H. Cook||8.8%||20,269|
|Nonpartisan||Pamela A. Pedersen||8.7%||20,056|
|Nonpartisan||Donald M. Wade||8.6%||19,954|
|Nonpartisan||Michael A. Wilson||6.5%||14,928|
|Nonpartisan||Jason Henry Sr.||5.7%||13,164|
|Nonpartisan||Narain Kumar Mathur||4%||9,261|
|Nonpartisan||Paul Edward Donato||4%||9,171|
|Source: Charles County Board of Elections, "Election Summary Report," November 29, 2010|
Abell's campaign website listed her themes for the 2014 race:
I will serve as an educational advocate on behalf of our community in order to advance the educational vision for our schools, pursue its goals, and encourage progress as we work together in a diverse society.
I DO BELIEVE, PROMOTE AND SUPPORT...
I DO NOT BELIEVE, PROMOTE, SUPPORT...
—Jennifer Abell's campaign website, (2014) 
About the district
- See also: Charles County Public Schools, Maryland
Charles County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Maryland in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 26.6 percent of Charles County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 36.3 percent for Maryland as a whole. The median household income in Charles County was $93,063 compared to $72,999 for the state of Maryland. The poverty rate in Charles County was 6.7 percent compared to 9.4 percent for the entire state.
Note: Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" percentage, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off. Read more about race and ethnicity in the Census here.
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- Charles County Board of Education, "Board Members," accessed May 8, 2014
- LinkedIn, "Jennifer Abell," accessed May 8, 2014
- Maryland Campaign Reporting Information System, "View Filed Reports," accessed October 20, 2014
- Education Association of Charles County, "Endorsed Candidates-2014," accessed May 8, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Ready, Willing and Abell, "On the campaign trail...about me," April 30, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Charles County, Maryland," accessed May 6, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed May 6, 2014
- Maryland State Board of Elections, "Voter Registration Activity Report," March 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|2014 Charles County Public Schools Elections|
|La Plata, Maryland|
|Election date:||November 4, 2014|
|Candidates:||At-large: • Jennifer S. Abell • Carl Blumenstein • Mark Crawford • Jocelyn Mann Denyer • Betsy Marie Eubanks • Lorina Harris • Jason Henry Sr. • Victoria Talley Kelly • Karla M. Kornegay • Michael Lukas • Margaret T. Marshall • Virginia McGraw • Barbara Palko • Melissa Pascarella • Robert Michael Pitts • Derrick Terry • Marcus Tillman • Richard Wallace • Michael A. Wilson • Stephen Ziegler|
|Important information:||Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|