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Saint Louis City, MO August 5, 2008 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
State Representative; District 67; Democratic Party

The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of Saint Louis and asked of all candidates for this office.     See below for questions on Qualification, Priorities

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1. What are your Qualifications for Office? (50 word limit)

Answer from Robert "Rob" Stelzer:

Native South St. Louisan, honesty, integrity, cherish and am proud of the City; no hidden agenda or future political aspirations are driving my campaign; will work full time; lawyer and teacher; many elected officials support me, meaning as State Rep I already have the working relationships needed to get things done for our Community.

Answer from Mike Colona:

I have practiced law for over 14 years and witnessed what does and doesn't work from a practical aspect. I am the only homeowner in the district and understand the importance of economic development in the City to help improve our job market, schools and housing.

Answer from Joan Landmann:

I am an attorney by profession and I have worked extensively with political lobbying organizations on issues that have impact on the lives of many Missourians. And, as a litigator, I have experience in advocating on behalf of others and their interests.

2. What plans do you have to address your top three priorities? (50 word limit)

Answer from Joan Landmann:

As an attorney, I have been trained to represent the needs and wants of my clients under state and federal law. As a lawmaker, I will use that experience to represent the needs and wants of the 67th District when I write and vote on legislation.

Answer from Robert "Rob" Stelzer:

Continually educate myself on the issues, for example by continually talking to my fellow neighbors in the District to hear their thoughts and concerns. To initiate legislation, and to form stronger bonds with other officials so that such legislation can get passed.

Answer from Mike Colona:

Put more cops on the street and provide state of the art equiptment/training for fire and police departments. Hold insurance companies accountable for denying benefits, skyrocketing rates. Reverse the removal of over 100,000 people from medicaid/medicare rolls. Promote more before and after school on site options/higher pay for teachers.

Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League.  Candidates' statements are presented as submitted. Word limits apply for each question. Direct references to opponents are not permitted.

The order of the candidates is random and changes daily. Candidates who did not respond are not listed on this page.

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