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Smart Voter
Saint Louis County, MO August 5, 2008 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
State Senator; District 13; Libertarian 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 Eric S. Harris:

I have served as my state party's Chair and acting Secretary and been a delegate to itsExecutive Committee, and Vice-Chair of my county committee. I am aware of the purpose of government as described in the Declaration of Independence, and of the structure of the federal and state government.

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

Answer from Eric S. Harris:

My legislative agenda: to the greatest extent possible do each of the following.

Reduce taxes -- rates and amounts -- and reduce the complexity of the state's tax laws and regulations. Remove from the government sector in Missouri every activity which can instead be performed by voluntary institutions. Never accept from the federal government money in violation of the U.S. Constitution. Never enact legislation originating in Washington DC in violation of the principles of federalism.

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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