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Saint Louis, Saint Louis City County, MO August 5, 2008 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
US Representative; District 1; 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 WM Lacy Clay:

I have been an elected official at the State and Federal level since 1978. I have represented the First Congressional District of Missouri since 2001. I have a record of service that includes strong support for domestic policies - affordable housing, health care, environmental protection, public education and economic development.

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

Answer from WM Lacy Clay:

1) Programs to develop alternative & renewable energy resources & reduce fossil fuel dependence 2) National Health Insurance HR 676 3) Affordable Housing Trust Fund & new HUD programs offering loans/grants for purchase/rehabilitation of foreclosed homes & new FHA program to help at-risk borrowers refinance into viable mortgages

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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