Jerry’s resume speaks for itself. As a resident of Prairie Village for more than thirty years, Jerry knows the people of the 21st District, what their concerns are and how to address those concerns. He has spent his career in public service, education, economic development and business. He has the proven skills, experience and leadership necessary to effectively represent the people of the 21st District in the next session of the Kansas Legislature. To learn more about Jerry’s contributions to our country and our community please click below.

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Native Kansan

Native Kansan and Prairie Village resident for over 35 years.

Jerry and his wife Deanna, a former teacher and high school counselor at Shawnee Mission East High School have been active and involved residents of the 21st District for over thirty years. Their son, Ben, attended Tomahawk Elementary, Mission Valley Middle School and is a graduate of Shawnee Mission East. Ben recently earned a Master’s Degree from the University of Arkansas. Jerry and Deanna have been involved in a variety of school and community activities throughout their long time residency in Prairie Village.

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Military Veteran

United States Naval Officer, 13 years on active duty and Reserves

Upon receiving his first Bachelor’s Degree from Kansas State, Jerry applied and was accepted to Naval Officers Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. After completing his training at OCS he was commissioned as an Ensign and began serving a thirteen year active duty and reserve career as a United States Naval Officer.

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Community Service

Over the past 35 years Jerry has been an active and involved member of the community.

Jerry is currently serving or has previously served on NUMEROUS local Boards and committees. He has acquired vast experience working with and supporting our public schools, our business community and organizations which support the arts and economic development.

Education

National Education Association of Shawnee MissionPresident

Scientific Education PartnershipsPresident

Shawnee Mission East PTAExecutive Board Member and Treasurer

Kansas City Missouri School DistrictEducation Technology Task Force

Kansas National Education AssociationPresident, United Urban UniServ Dist

Science Alliance, Rockhurst CollegeExecutive Committee and Co-founder

ShareNetCofounder and Oversight Committee Member

Center for Research Inc., University of KansasBoard of Trustees

Challenger Center, Kansas City MuseumSteering Committee

The Barstow School, Kansas City, MOBarstow 2000 Advisory Committee

National Council for Urban Education AssociationsMember

Business and Economic Development

Silicon Prairie Technology AssociationPresident

Assoc. for K-10 Corridor DevelopmentExecutive Committee and Co-founder

Kansas City Council for Technology DevelopmentOversight Task Force

Mid America Manufacturing Technology CenterVice Chair

Greater Kansas City Chamber of CommerceFederal Affairs Committee

Fine Arts

Inter Urban Art House, Overland Park, KSBoard of Directors

Public Service

BE2, Civic Council of Greater Kansas CitySteering Committee

Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honorary SocietyMember

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Educator

Jerry's extensive experience working in our schools and advocating for teachers means he'll fight every day for our children's education.

Jerry’s proven experience and leadership in support of public education include:

Kansas State UniversityBachelor’s Degree in Education

Kansas State UniversityMaster's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction

Ray Marsh Elementary, Shawnee, KSClassroom Teacher for eleven Years

National Education Association of Shawnee MissionPresident, Elected to three terms

Scientific Education PartnershipsPresident

Shawnee Mission East PTAExecutive Board

Kansas City Missouri School DistrictEducation Technology Task Force

Kansas National Education AssociationPresident, United Urban UniServ District

Science Alliance, Rockhurst CollegeExecutive Committee and Co-founder

ShareNetCofounder and Oversight Committee Member

Center for Research Inc., University of KansasBoard of Trustees

Challenger Center, Kansas City MuseumSteering Committee

The Barstow School, Kansas City, MOBarstow 2000 Advisory Committee

National Council for Urban Education AssociationsMember

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Leader

Jerry has a history of proven leadership in our community.

United States Navy13 years Naval Officer, Active and Reserve

National Education Association of Shawnee MissionPresident, three terms

Silicon Prairie Technology AssociationPresident, six years

Scientific Education PartnershipsPresident, six years

Entrepreneur and founder of two small businesses

Science Alliance, Rockhurst CollegeCo-founder and Executive Committee

Kansas National Education AssociationPresident, United Urban UniServ Dist.

Shawnee Mission East PTACo-founder and Executive Committee

Assoc. for K-10 Corridor DevelopmentPresident

Kansas City Star NewspaperExecutive Business Council

ShareNetCo-founder and Oversight Committee Member

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Business Experience

Jerry is an entrepreneur, businessman and is the current owner of two successful small businesses.

Silicon Prairie Technology AssociationPresident

Assoc. for K-10 Corridor DevelopmentExecutive Committee and Co-founder

Kansas City Council for Technology DevelopmentOversight Task Force

Mid America Manufacturing Technology CenterVice Chair

Greater Kansas City Chamber of CommerceFederal Affairs Committee

JDB InvestmentsOwner

Jerry Stogsdill Fine Arts Photography & Digital ImagingOwner