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Missouri State Government August 5, 2008 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
Secretary of State; State of Missouri; Democratic Party

The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of Missouri 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? (200 word limit)

Answer from Robin Carnahan:

As Missouri Secretary of State, I have worked to ensure fair and honest elections, reduce red-tape for businesses, protect Missouri investors by enforcing securities laws, and provide access to vital information through the state library and archives.

Ensuring access to the ballot box for all eligible Missouri voters has been a priority of my service. I believe it is necessary to stand-up for the most precious right of our democracy, the right to vote. A good experience at the polls requires attention to well-trained poll workers. In 2006, I commissioned the It's Your Turn Be A Poll worker, program to help local election authorities find citizen volunteers.

Making it easier for businesses to navigate the government has been and continues to be a high priority. I have implemented tools such as the Small Business Advocacy Center. Ensuring the protection of Missourians hard earned savings has resulted in $9 million in investor protection services.

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

Answer from Robin Carnahan:

I plan to continue providing commonsense solutions to the Secretary of State's office by introducing ways to save time and money for Missouri businesses, better protect investors, ensure fair and honest elections, and provide top-quality service to those who use the office.

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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