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State of Missouri November 4, 2008 Election
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Andrew W. "Andy" Finkenstadt
Answers Questions

Candidate for
Governor; State of Missouri


The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of Missouri and asked of all candidates for this office.
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Questions & Answers

1. What are your Qualifications for Office? (200 word limit)

I bring a unique perspective to the office: I am a software engineer. Politicians and lawyers look at a problem and tend to say "This needs study; this needs a law." I say, "We have too many laws already." Engineers don't just study a problem or pass another law, they SOLVE them.

I bring to the citizens of Missouri more than 20 years of experience in creating solutions that actually work, and that maximize your personal liberty. When I am elected Governor on November 4th, there will be a new way of doing business in Jefferson City.

And it will be truly revolutionary.

2. What plans do you have to address your top three priorities? (100 word limit)

I will submit a "belt-tightening" budget to the legislatures and veto any line items that increase it beyond what was requested. I will curtail departments which do not add value to individual liberties. I will work with the legislature to reduce taxes for all Missourians: poor, middle-class and the rich alike, in total fairness.

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.

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