Council At-Large

Jeff Schomburg

Born and raised in St. Joseph Mo, after graduating from Central High School went off to college and graduated from Missouri State University. Pursued my career then returned to St Joseph in 2001 to raise a family. I’m a husband, father, grandfather, currently co-owner of Kruse’s Auto Center. St Joseph has given me a lot over the years and I want to give back to our community. St. Joseph has always been a great place to live: however, with the concerns and challenges that we face today, we need some new leaders to move us forward. With good conservative leadership, integrity, and some common sense I know I can make a difference.


  • President of Pony Express Boys Baseball (2010-2013)
  • Chairman of Delta Waterfowl (Current)


Our Candidate Summary

Socially Conservative
Fiscal Conservative

These assessments are based on the answers or lack of answers supplied by the candidates. Jeff’s responses indicate a socially conservative and fiscally conservative position.

Jeff on the Issues

Do you support competition in Buchanan County’s healthcare?

I believe health care needs more competition. In other sectors of business, competition improves quality and efficiency, spurs innovation, and drives down costs. Health care should be no exception.

How do you feel the mask mandate went in St. Joseph?

Wearing a mask should not be mandated by the government. It is an individual’s choice to wear or not wear a mask.

If faced with a budget deficit, would you support or oppose cutting spending rather than increasing taxes?

Support cutting spending or find more efficient ways to spend the money.

If the council were given $1M to use to fund projects in St. Joseph, what would you fund?

Spend the money according to what the needs are for the city at the time the money is given to us. Form a committee of citizens and business leaders to come up with an action plan to spend the money wisely.

How does St. Joseph compare to Kansas City? What lessons can each city learn from each other?

Comparing the two city’s are like apples and oranges. Kansas City has approximately 500,000 people and St. Joseph has approximately 70,000. I would like to see St. Joseph have more economic growth like Kansas City but still have that small-town feel. St. Joseph should not follow everything that Kansas City does, we should make decisions on what it best for our city.

Merrick Garland stated that the greatest threat comes from racially or ethnically motivated violence, “specifically those who advocated for the superiority of the white race”. Do you agree or disagree?

I cannot answer this question due to the way it was asked. Your question is just a portion of the statement that Merrick Garland had stated. “In the FBI’s view, the top domestic violent extremist threat comes from racially or ethnically motivates violent extremists, specifically those who advocated for the superiority of the white race,” Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a speech on Tuesday, June 15th 2021 (1)

Quote Reference

  1. the Grio ( AG Merrick Garland: ‘top domestic violent extremist threat’ is white supremacy article written by Associated Press