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Bill Baird

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Bill Baird
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Board member, Lee's Summit Board of Education, At-large
Member-elect
Term ends
2017
Elections and appointments
Last electionApril 8, 2014
First electedApril 8, 2014
Next general2017
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionBusiness owner
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Bill Baird is the member-elect for an at-large seat on the Lee's Summit school board in Missouri. He won in the general election, along with incumbents Terri Harmon and Chris Storms, against challenger Mark Ousnamer for the three at-large seats on April 8, 2014.

Biography

Baird is the owner of The Baird Group at Platinum Realty. Prior to that he owned Infinity Realty, which he sold in 2011.[1]

Elections

2014

See also: Lee's Summit R-7 Schools elections (2014)

Opposition

Bill Baird, along with incumbents Terri Harmon and Chris Storms, won the election for three at-large seats on April 8, 2014, defeating challenger Mark Ousnamer.

Results

Lee's Summit R-7 Schools, At-Large General Election, 3-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBill Baird 33.8% 72
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngTerri Harmon Incumbent 29.1% 62
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngChris Storms Incumbent 23% 49
     Nonpartisan Mark Ousnamer 13.6% 29
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.5% 1
Total Votes 213
Source: Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners, "Current Election Results," April 8, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.

Funding

Baird received a total of $925.26 in campaign contributions and did not expend anything, leaving him with $925.26 on hand. He was the only candidate to file a finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission.[2]

Endorsements

Baird was endorsed by the Missouri National Education Association, along with incumbents Terri Harmon and Chris Storms.[3]

What was at stake?

Three seats on the Lee's Summit school board were up for general election on April 8, 2014. Incumbents Terri Harmon, Chris Storms and newcomer Bill Baird triumphed over challenger Mark Ousnamer for the three at-large seats. Incumbent Jack Wiley, who is also vice president of the board, decided not to seek re-election.

Issues in the district

Budget containment

Lee's Summit R-7 Schools been facing budgetary issues since the 2008-2009 academic year as a results of a loss in state and local funding. These restrictions included reductions in staff members in administration, instruction and support staff positions; one-year district-wide salary freeze; deferring of textbook purchases; activity fees for sports and other such costs. The district has since implemented cost containment in excess of $92 million from 2008-09 through the end of the 2013-14 school year.[4]

About the district

Lee's Summit R-7 Schools is located in Kansas City, Missouri
Lee's Summit R-7 Schools serves K-12 students in Kansas City metropolitan area, as well as the communities of Lee’s Summit, Greenwood, Lake Lotawana and Lake Winnebago and unincorporated areas of eastern Jackson County. The city's population was 459,787 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[5]

Demographics

Kansas City outperforms the rest of Missouri in terms of higher education attainment, but underperforms in median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 30.9% of Kansas City residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 25.8% rate for the state of Missouri. Kansas City had a median income of $45,150 in 2010 compared to $47,333 for Missouri. The poverty rate for Kansas City was 18.8% in 2010 compared to a 15.0% rate for the rest of the state.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2010[5]
Race Kansas City (%) Missouri (%)
White 59.2 82.8
Black or African American 29.9 11.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5 0.5
Asian 2.5 1.6
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.1
Two or More Races 3.2 2.1
Hispanic or Latino 10.0 3.5

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