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Smart Voter
Saint Louis County, MO August 5, 2008 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
State Senator; District 15; 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 Steve Eagleton:

Law degree, small business owner, grew up in St. Louis, deep rooted concern for community, large base of supporters, support of SDCC.

Answer from James Trout:

My community action includes winning a Supreme Court case last year restoring campaign donor limits, running for the 91st district 2 years ago against a popular 4th term incumbent, and lost by less than 1%, helping eminent domain legislation make it throught the house in '06, and serving on numberous boards.

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

Answer from James Trout:

Remove the barriers that prevent our medical and scientific centers from competting with neighboring states, better funding higher education.

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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