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Saint Louis County, MO August 5, 2008 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
State Representative; District 86; 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 Martha "Marty" Ott:

As a 30-year teacher, believing in public service, I have served in leadership positions in many local and state educational, women's, and political organizations. I was the recipient of the Women Legislators of Missouri's "Dedication to Education" and the Missouri NEA's "Individual Excellence in Political Action" awards.

Answer from Joseph D. "Joe" Gambino:

Born, raised & educated in Missouri, I have been living in my district 31 years. 30 years Real-estate / Brokers license. 12 years St. Louis County Contractor's license 15 years of Corporation employment, 15 years of small business ownership and knowledge gained irreplaceable with formal education

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

Answer from Joseph D. "Joe" Gambino:

  • Big box business controls the destiny of this country existence and that is not the way it should be! "I want to stop that movement!" And I will work hard to accomplish that with my past experience in Corporation & Small business ownership.

Answer from Martha "Marty" Ott:

I place high priorities on improving affordability and availability of health care for individuals, and opportunities for small businesses to provide affordable employee healthcare benefits. Creating "green collar jobs", protecting our environment, funding our k-12 public schools, and providing affordable higher education are concerns we must address.

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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