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Saint Louis City, MO August 5, 2008 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
State Representative; District 63; Democratic Party

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 Tishaura O. Jones:

I enjoy an active lifestyle dedicated to public service. I have been a Democratic Committeewoman since 2002. Since then, I have employed my leadership skills as a healthcare administrator and have translated them to service in my community.

Answer from April Harris:

I am a lifelong resident of the 63rd district. I am a civic activist who has a passion for children and social justice issues. Over the years, I have supported Democrats, Indipendents, and Republicans who demonstrate a clear understanding of the issues affecting the citizenry.

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

Answer from Tishaura O. Jones:

First, I will propose expanding the federal poverty guidelines to allow families to purchase Medicaid. Secondly, I will work to support economic incentives to businesses that create green-collar jobs. Last but not least, I am researching ways to increase funds for special causes without raising taxes.

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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