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Smart Voter
Saint Louis City, MO August 5, 2008 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
State Senator; District 5; 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 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.

Answer from Rodney R. Hubbard:

My record shows that I amd the most effective legislator in this race. I have passed more legislation than my opponent. I am one of only two Democrats to chair the committee. In the Senate, I will continue to fight for the values and issues important to the people of Saint Louis.

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 Rodney R. Hubbard:

I will continue the success that I've had working with my fellow legislators - from different backgrounds, faiths, geographies, and political parties - to get legislation passed that will bring resources to our district and make Missouri a better place to raise our families, earn a living and build for the future.

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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