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Missouri State Government November 4, 2008 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
Lieutenant Governor; State of Missouri

The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of Missouri 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? (200 word limit)

Answer from Teddy M Fleck:

I am a working Missourian just like everyone else.I do not belong to the ruling parties so I am not beholding to anyone or any group.Thirteen years in the U.S. Army taught me many leadership skills that are used today. I understand the hardships Missourians are face with today and and am ready to work to solve them.

Answer from James C. Rensing:

I meet all of the qualifications required by the State of Missouri to be Lt. Governor. I am also college educated with an above average knowledge of our Constitution. We need people, like myself, in the halls of our Capitol who have not been corrupted by the political system, so we can give the power of government back to the people by returning to the rule of law as set forth in our Founding Documents.

Answer from Sam Page:

I was first elected to the Creve Coeur City Council in 1999. I held that post until 2003, when I began serving my first of three terms in the Missouri House of Representatives. In 2002, Gov. Bob Holden appointed me to the Missouri Senior Rx Board, where I fought to ensure access to cheaper prescriptions for seniors. As a medical doctor, I have seen the faces of patients who can't afford all the prescriptions they need. Missouri needs a lieutenant governor who knows what those families are going through.

? 2. What plans do you have to address your top three priorities? (100 word limit)

Answer from Sam Page:

The lieutenant governor is responsible for boards and commissions dealing with all these issues. I will work with Jay Nixon, not against him, to accomplish these goals.

Answer from Teddy M Fleck:

By not belonging to the ruling parties I will able to work with both the House and Senate to make government smaller and reduce our tax burden while still providing essential services to our citizens.

Answer from James C. Rensing:

We need less government, by the way of eliminating, downsizing, or privatizing a majority of the departments and agencies of the federal and state government. This would free up more than enough money to actually pay for the things that our government ought to be doing in the first place.

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.

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