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Saint Louis County, MO November 4, 2008 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
State Representative; District 85

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 Cloria C. (Richey) Brown:

Because of the 40 years that I have lived in the 85th district, I fully understand the needs and values of its residents. During my career at MasterCard, I solved problems on a daily basis and had large employee and budgeting responsibilities which are skills needed in Jefferson City.

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

Answer from Cloria C. (Richey) Brown:

I will work to pass legislation that will relieve the personal property tax burden of our seniors and make the corporate tax structure more business friendly.

I will work to pass legislation that will modify or replace the foundation formula so that funding for education is more equitable. Teachers' salaries need to be increased but not by taxing seniors out of their homes.

An improved corporate tax structure and a better educated workforce will incent businesses to relocate to Missouri resulting in more jobs. I will work to pass laws so that those who enter our country illegally and come to Missouri do not take jobs away from Missourians.

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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