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Smart Voter
Saint Louis County, MO August 5, 2008 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
State Senator; District 7; 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 Kevin Leeseberg:

Moderate/former Republican able to work with both parties. Perspective of global economy with 10yrs international business experience. Understands unintended consequences and cost of legislation. Fiscal conservative with experience making tough decisions. Worked with Department of Homeland Security for 6yrs conducting Security/Risk assessments worldwide. Above all, I'm someone who listens.

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

Answer from Kevin Leeseberg:

1) Attract new businesses; provide existing businesses relief/incentives to maintain labor levels. Apply incentives/credits judiciously/effectively, possible environmental/labor conditions to qualify. 2) Prioritize Education and Healthcare, partially funded by repealing casino loss limits. 3) Remain focused on Illegal Immigration efforts; continue vigilance on Security while protecting privacy, civil rights and liberties.

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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