Terry Delano

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Terry Delano
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Board Member, Killeen Board of Education, Place 4
Term ends
Elections and appointments
Last electionMay 10, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Place of birthKilleen, TX
ProfessionInvestment representative
Terry Delano is the Place 5 incumbent on the Killeen school board in Texas, where he is also serving as board vice president. He ran unopposed for the seat on May 10, 2014.


Delano is a lifelong resident of Killeen, Texas. He has worked as an investment representative for Edward Jones investments and is currently employed with Delano & Delano L.C. He is a member of Destiny World Outreach Center. He has two children who are graduates of Killeen ISD.[1]



See also: Killeen Independent School District elections (2014)


Terry Delano ran unopposed on May 10, 2014 for the Place 5 seat and was elected by default.


Delano did not file a campaign finance report with the Texas Ethics Commission.[2]


Delano did not receive an endorsement in this election.

What was at stake?

Issues in the election

Gun control

A significant issue in the Killeen ISD board election proved to be gun safety, with recent incidences of students bringing guns onto buses. At a forum held in March 2014, Place 4 candidates answered community questions about the issue. Place 5 incumbent Terry Delano ran unopposed and therefore did not attend. Candidates suggested curriculum to teach students about gun safety, monitoring other districts with similar situations occurring, equipping buses with video cameras and having aides on buses, among other recommendations.[3]

About the district

See also: Killeen Independent School District, Texas
Killeen Independent School District is located in Killeen, Texas
Killeen Independent School District is located in Killeen, Texas and serves the counties of Bell and Coryell. The city's population was 127,921 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[4]


Killeen underperforms in comparison to the rest of Texas in terms of higher education attainment and median household income but outperforms in terms of poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 16.7 percent of Killeen residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 26.3 percent rate for the state of Texas. Killeen had a median income of $44,799 in 2010 compared to $51,563 for Texas. The poverty rate for Killeen was 16.9 percent in 2010 compared to a 17.4 percent rate for the rest of the state.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Killeen (%) Texas (%)
White 45.1 80.6
Black or African American 34.1 12.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8 1.0
Asian 4.1 4.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1.4 0.1
Two or More Races 22.9 1.7
Hispanic or Latino 29.0 38.2

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.[5]

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