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Saint Louis County, MO November 4, 2008 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
State Representative; District 94

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 Deb Lavender:

Small business owner, Community Volunteer, Physical Therapist,

Answer from Rick Stream:

Current State Representative since 2007. Filed six bills, three were passed and signed into law; property tax reform, crime victims protection and compensation, and veterans services. Retired Department of Defense Budget/Project Manager, twelve years on the Kirkwood School Board. Thirty year volunteer in schools. U.S. Naval Officer 1971-75.

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

Answer from Rick Stream:

I will work to hold all schools and universities accountable for a quality education, and I will re-file my two bills to reform the St. Louis Public School System. I will promote economic development to bring in quality jobs with healthcare benefits, thereby increasing state revenue without raising taxes. I will work to lower taxes, such as the state income tax. In the last two years, we passed three bills improving Missouri's healthcare system and access to it. I will continue to provide more funding for the truly needy; the elderly, mothers with children, and the disabled.

Answer from Deb Lavender:

Placing Veterans onto Medicare for healthcare. Having business and corporations adopt a school Expanding research for algie to become a source of renewable energy.

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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