Rick Stream

2014 General Election
10:07 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Video Voters Guide To St. Louis County Executive Race

Credit Parth Shah | St. Louis Public Radio intern

Here's your chance to see the two major-party candidates for St. Louis county executive in action. Before the August primary, we videotaped the candidates answering questions about some of the key issues facing the county. (This was before the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson.) Here is what Democrat Steve Stenger and Republican had to say. You can see their answers by clicking on the questions below.

What’s your strongest achievement while in office?

How would you improve the St. Louis County parks system?

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St. Louis County Executive
11:18 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Stenger Outspends, Outraises Stream In Recent Weeks

Credit Parth Shah | St. Louis Public Radio intern

Just since Oct. 1, the two major candidates for St. Louis County executive have spent more than $1.1 million between them – most of it on TV ads.

On Monday, Republican Rick Stream and Democrat Steve Stenger filed their final campaign-finance reports – known as “eight-day reports” – before the Nov. 4 election.

In their filings, Stenger reported spending $712,032 just in October. That compared to $409,824 for Stream.

The bulk of their spending has been for TV ads, which have been running continually for almost two months.

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2014 General Election
9:45 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Next St. Louis County Executive Faces Big Challenge Turning North County Around

Express Scripts CEO George Paz stands in his company's new research lab in late July. Paz's company made a big footprint in North St. Louis County, a part of the county with longstanding economic development issues.
Credit Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Public Radio

With sleek, white furniture and an array of flat screen televisions, Express Scripts’ research lab has all the trappings of modernity and success. But for his part, Express Scripts CEO George Paz saw something else when he broke ground on his company’s headquarters a few years ago.  

When he stepped on the north St. Louis County field that would later become Express Scripts' campus, Paz saw dilapidated houses and sewer runoff. It wasn’t a sure-fire economic development opportunity.

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2014 General Election
4:24 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Stream Calls For Changes In State Laws Regarding Traffic Fines

Rick Stream
Credit Parth Shah | St. Louis Public Radio

Rick Stream, the Republican nominee for St. Louis County executive, is promising to use his influence to persuade the General Assembly to change state laws  to make it harder for communities to collect so much money from traffic violations.

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2014 General Election
2:01 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Stenger, Stream Court Women Voters As County Executive Race Enters Last Weeks

Democrat Steve Stenger is flanked by U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (left) and former U.S. Sen. Jean Carnahan (right) at a fundraiser.
Credit Jo Mannies | St. Louis Public Radio

Actions often speak louder than words.

The region’s two major candidates for St. Louis County executive – Democrat Steve Stenger and Republican Rick Stream – play down any talk that their campaigns target women voters.

Both say they’re seeking support from any and all voters, regardless of gender, age, race or other demographics.

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2014 General Election
9:36 pm
Sun October 19, 2014

In Political Campaigns, Even Reluctant Users Learn Twitter And Facebook Now Rule

Jefferson County Recorder of Deeds Debbie Dunnegan Waters
Credit Jefferson County website

Jefferson County Recorder of Deeds Debbie Dunnegan Waters says she likely would have been oblivious to the internet uproar over her Facebook comments about the president if she hadn’t set up a Twitter account a few months ago.

Waters claims that she had forgotten about her Facebook post – which appears to ask why the military hasn’t ousted President Barack Obama -- until she was at a radio station for an interview on Oct. 10.

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Campaign Finance
6:21 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Stenger Has Twice As Much In The Bank As Stream For Final Push

Credit Photos courtesy of the candidates

Steve Stenger, the Democratic candidate for St. Louis County executive, is entering the final weeks of the contest with more than twice the money in the bank as Republican rival Rick Stream.

In reports filed Wednesday, Stenger reported that he had raised $447,244 since the Aug. 5 primary and had $400,902 in the bank.  That compares to only $173,081 raised by Stream, who reported $155,068 on hand.

Stenger also has outspent Stream: $322,562 compared to Stream’s $246,512.

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2014 General Election
11:43 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Clay Endorses Stenger For County Executive, Blasts Stream's Views

U.S. Rep. Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis City
Credit Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Public Radio

(Updated 5:50 p.m. Wed., Oct. 15)

The region’s most prominent African-American official -- U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay – has announced that he's no longer on the political fence, and now is endorsing fellow Democrat Steve Stenger for St. Louis County executive. 

Clay said on KMOX radio Wednesday morning that fellow African-Americans backing Republican Rick Stream were ignoring their best interests.

“It’s time for us to bring the temperature down and allow for us to make a rational decision,” Clay said.

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St. Louis County Executive Race
8:06 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

In Debate, Stenger Takes Aim at Stream's Record

St. Louis Public Radio aired the first public debate between two candidates for St. Louis County executive, Democrat Steve Stenger, left and Republican Rick Stream.
Credit Rebecca Smith | St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis County’s two major candidates for county executive – Republican Rick Stream and Democrat Steve Stenger – engaged Tuesday in their most vigorous debate to date, tangling over guns, other social issues, their records and their different visions of what government can and should do for the county’s 1 million residents.

Stream called their contest “the most important race in the state of Missouri’’ on the Nov. 4 ballot.

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St. Louis Public Radio
10:48 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Live Updates: Stream, Stenger County Executive Debate

Credit Parth Shah | St. Louis Public Radio intern

This is where you can find the latest updates from the St. Louis Public Radio debate between St. Louis County executive candidates Steve Stenger, a Democrat, and Rick Stream, a Republican. The debate is being broadcast live on St. Louis On The Air from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday and rebroadcast Tuesday night at 10 p.m.

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