Jeff Bird

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Jeff Bird
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Former candidate for
Board member, St. Joseph Board of Education, At-large
Elections and appointments
Last electionApril 8, 2014
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Jeff Bird was a candidate for the St. Joseph school board in Missouri. He was defeated by two fellow challengers, Kappy Hodges and Lori Prussman, in the general election on April 8, 2014.



See also: St. Joseph School District elections (2014)


Jeff Bird was opposed by fellow challengers Kappy Hodges and Lori Prussman for the two at-large seats on April 8, 2014.


St. Joseph School District, At-Large General Election, 3-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKappy Hodges 33.9% 8,453
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLori Prussman 33.8% 8,414
     Nonpartisan Jeff Bird 32.3% 8,055
Total Votes 24,922
Source: Buchanan County, Missouri, "General Municipal Elections Official Results," June 20, 2014 (dead link)


Bird did not file a campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission in this election.[1]


Bird did not receive an endorsement in this election.

About the district

St. Joseph School District is located in Buchanan County, Mo.
The St. Joseph School District is located in north-west Missouri in Buchanan County. The county seat of Buchanan County is St. Joseph. St. Joseph is home to 77,147 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[2] In the 2011-2012 school year, the St. Joseph School District was the 17th-largest school district in Missouri and served 11,721 students.[3]


Higher education achievement

St. Joseph underperformed in comparison to the rest of Missouri in terms of higher education attainment. The United States Census Bureau found that 20.4 percent of St. Joseph residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 25.8 percent rate for the state of Missouri.[2]

Median household income

St. Joseph had a median household income of $42,248 in 2010 compared to $47,333 for Missouri.[2]

Poverty rate

The poverty rate for St. Joseph was 18.4 percent in 2010 compared to a 10.5 percent rate for the entire state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2010[2]
Race St. Joseph (%) Missouri (%)
White 87.8 82.8
Black or African American 6.0 11.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5 0.5
Asian 0.9 1.6
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.1
Two or More Races 2.7 2.1
Hispanic or Latino 5.7 3.5

Presidential Voting Pattern, Buchanan County[4]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 15,594 18,660
2008 19,164 19,110
2004 17,799 19,812
2000 17,085 16,423

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.[5][6]

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  1. Missouri Ethics Commission, "Campaign Finance Reports," accessed April 9, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 United States Census Bureau, "St. Joseph (city), Missouri," accessed February 5, 2014
  3. National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed April 22, 2014
  4. Missouri Secretary of State, "Missouri Election Results," accessed January 23, 2015
  5. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  6. 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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.