St. Joseph School District elections (2014)
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Method of election
What's at stake?
St. Joseph School District
Buchanan County, Missouri ballot measures
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Two seats on the St. Joseph School District board are up for general election on April 8, 2014. Jeff Bird, Kappy Hodges and Lori Prussman will face off for the two available seats. Incumbents Sarah Siemens and Sue Wagner did not file for re-election.
About the district
- See also: St. Joseph School District, Missouri
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.
|Racial Demographics, 2010|
|Race||St. Joseph (%)||Missouri (%)|
|Black or African American||6.0||11.6|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.5||0.5|
|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|
Method of board member selection
The St. Joseph school board consists of seven members elected at-large to three-year terms. There is no primary election and the general election will be held on April 8, 2014. Two seats will be on the ballot in 2014 and three seats in 2015.
Candidates began to file affidavits of candidacy on December 17, 2013. The filing deadline for school board candidates to get on the ballot in the general election was January 21, 2014 and the deadline for candidate certification was January 28, 2014.
- Jeff Bird
- Loan officer and branch manager, Nodaway Bank
- Kappy Hodges
- Community volunteer
- Lori Prussman
- State PTA treasurer
As of February 11, 2014, no candidate has received an endorsement in this election.
As of February 11, 2014, no candidate has filed a campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission.
What's at stake?
The following dates are key deadlines for the St. Joseph School District election in 2014:
|December 17, 2013||First day for candidate filing|
|December 24, 2013||First day for candidate filing (Kansas City)|
|January 21, 2014||Last day for candidate filing|
|January 28, 2014||Final certification date|
|March 12, 2014||Last day to register to vote|
|April 8, 2014||Election day|
Additional elections on the ballot
The St. Joseph school board election will share the ballot with other municipal elections in Buchanan County.
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|2014 St. Joseph School District Elections|
|Buchanan County, Missouri|
|Election date:||April 8, 2014|
|Candidates:||At-large: Jeff Bird • Kappy Hodges • Lori Prussman|
|Important information:||What's at stake? • Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|