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Saint Louis County, MO November 4, 2008 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
State Representative; District 95

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 Alice Geary Sgroi:

3.7 GradePointAverage in all undergraduate courses; Master's Degree in Counseling; successful 17-year career as a Rehabilitation Counselor; promotion to District Supervisor in office with 15 Master's level counselors. Leadership as president of professional associations at state and regional levels. Lifetime involvement in political issues via citizen campaigns and lobbying.

Answer from Mike Leara:

Small business owner, born, raised and educated in St. Louis.

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

Answer from Mike Leara:

My promise to the 95th District when elected to the House of Representatives will be to introduce legislation that stops local goverments from property tax abuse. Introduce legislation requiring a photo ID to vote. Introduce legislation eliminating welfare benefits to illegal aliens. Introduce legislation granting war-time veterans an automobile license

Answer from Alice Geary Sgroi:

In my first-term , I would cosponsor/participate in the debates regarding improved funding for education, effective environmental standards to preserve the health and well-being of citizens; practice an awareness of existing ethical standards, for myself and others, not necessarily new legislation, and work for fairness in taxation.

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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