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
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionLoan officer
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.

What was at stake?

Two seats on the St. Joseph school board were up for general election on April 8, 2014. Since incumbents Sarah Siemens and Sue Wagner did not file for re-election, both elected members are newcomers to the board. Kappy Hodges and Lori Prussman narrowly edged out Jeff Bird for the two at-large seats.

About the district

St. Joseph School District is located in Buchanan County, Missouri
St. Joseph School District is located in Buchanan County, Missouri. The county seat of Buchanan County is St. Joseph. The city's population was 76,780 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[2]


St. Joseph underperforms the rest of Missouri in terms of higher education attainment, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 20.4% of St. Joseph residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 25.8% rate for the state of Missouri. St. Joseph had a median income of $42,248 in 2010 compared to $47,333 for Missouri. The poverty rate for St. Joseph was 18.4% in 2010 compared to a 10.5% rate for the rest of the 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

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.[3]

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