Sussex School Districts Shine in Board Elections

Filed in Education by on May 11, 2016

A reader pointed out that I did not include any results from the Sussex districts last night. Full disclosure; I gave up refreshing the Dept of Elections page waiting for results to be tabulated and went to bed. Think it’s too much to ask that our 3 county state report election results identically across each county? All 3 sites posted Board election results in different locations and formats. That said.

School District residents in Sussex kicked it up a notch last night casting a total of 5,431 votes across 6 contested elections. Kent and New Castle County districts mustered 2,344 votes combined across 4 contested elections.


Cape Henlopen School District

Area “A” – Term: 7/1/16-6/30/18

Teresa C. Carey – 715 votes (45.6%)

Jessica A. Tyndall – 853 votes (54.4%)

Total votes: 1,568

At Large – Term 7/1/16-6/30/21

M. Camilla Conlon – 515 votes (31.0%)

Janis P. Hanwell – 669 votes (40.3%)

Heather Ingerski – 476 votes (28.7%)

Total votes: 1,660

District total votes cast: 3,228

Delmar School District

Term: 7/1/16-6/30/21

Farrah Dawn Morelli – 203 votes (69.3%) ◊

Andrew M. Rementer – 90 votes (30.7%)

Total votes: 293

Laurel School District

Term: 7/1/16-6/30/21

John H. Bowden – 115 votes (12.4%)

Shane E. McCarty – 516 votes (55.8%)

Patrick E. Vanderslice – 294 votes (31.8%) 

Total votes: 925

Seaford School District

Term: 7/1/16-6/30/21

Dianne M. Abrams – 142 votes (47.0%)

Kimberly Hopkins – 160 votes (53.0%)

Total votes: 302 (Delaware’s area code! Coincidence? Probably)

Woodbridge School District

Term: 7/1/16-6/30/21

John C. Barr – 453 votes (66.3%) ◊

Alberta R. Smith – 230 votes (33.7%)

Total votes: 683

◊ denotes incumbent

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  1. mediawatch says:

    Am I missing something? District total vote exceeds the total for the two contests posted for Cape Henlpen.

  2. Brian says:

    Yes MW, you’re missing the part where I put the total votes cast in Sussex County as the total votes cast in Cape Henlopen alone. Fixed. (thanks for catching that)

  3. kavips says:

    All of which goes to show, that if you spend your life watching corn grow or chickens gain ounces, you tend to be more willing to be informed and go out and vote more.

  4. kavips says:

    Plus, in hindsight…. don’t they count slower down there???

  5. Mikem2784 says:

    The districts are smaller and more personal. Many school board members and candidates are also active in their communities and as a result are able to generate a larger turnout.

  6. mouse says:

    Cape is as good or better than any other school district in the state. Living down here watching the waves beats looking at asphalt, plastic and nuclear power plants up state

  7. Mitch Crane says:

    I must live in another Sussex County. I don’t see any corn or chicken around here and I have never met any of the people who were seeking election in the Cape school district. I had to ask people I know who are involved in the schools for opinions on these candidates. I did see signs for many of them, but (and listen candidates) signs don’t vote and I don’t choose who to vote for because I see a nice sign with a name on it.