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Saint Louis, Saint Charles, Lincoln Counties, MO November 4, 2008 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
US Representative; District 2

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 Thomas L. "Tom" Knapp:

I am constitutionally qualified to serve in the US House of Representatives, and I believe that my policy positions represent the best path forward for America.

Answer from William C. "Bill" Haas:

Yale, Harvard Law School, 40 years civic and political experience, 8 years on the School Board; good mind, good heart, and open to finding common ground among Democrats, Republicans and Independents. Committed to changing priorities, programs, interests and values of the country domestically and internationally, from the last 8 years.

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

Answer from William C. "Bill" Haas:

Thousands of residents are evicted illegally every year from nursing homes/assisted living facilities. I will do something about this. The law needs more teeth, and we need job training and education funds for workers, as well as more financial assistance for the care of our loved ones.

Answer from Thomas L. "Tom" Knapp:

Vote no on further funding for the Iraq war and sponsor legislation to end it; sponsor the appropriate legislation to cut taxes and restore civil liberties.

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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