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Saint Louis City, MO November 4, 2008 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
State Senator; District 5

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 Robert Christophel:

campaigning for the old and the sick the cheap and the free. A world traveler, former teacher, small business owner. Its not democrat versus republican or libertarian it's about working together to make a better world. Bringing new ideas to old problems. Peace, freedom and prosperity is what America needs.

Answer from Robin Wright-Jones:

In addition to meeting qualifications set forth in the Missouri Constitution, I have served in the House of Representatives since 2002 holding several Democratic leadership positions during that time. Remaining unbought and unbossed, I have maintained a 100% progressive vote record echoing the sentiments of my constituents.

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

Answer from Robin Wright-Jones:

Consensus is the mother of progress. It's imperative to bring stakeholders to the table for honest dialogue about needs and resources. It is my intention to convene the communities mentioned in Top political Priorities to assess the gaps, draft legislation to match the need and work for its passage.

Answer from Robert Christophel:

I will work to simplify the tax system, to eliminate all taxes on small business 25 people or less. I will work to stop the medical monopoly from profiting off our old and sick. Encourage the American farmer to grow natural plastics and fuel from hemp and other non food plants.

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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