St. Louis County Executive

St. Louis on the Air
4:53 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Dooley Speaks Out On Corruption Allegations, Ferguson, Time In Office

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley talks to 'St. Louis on the Air' host Don Marsh and St. Louis Public Radio political reporter Jo Mannies on Thursday at St. Louis Public Radio in St. Louis.
Credit Jason Rosenbaum / St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley has just a few days left in office, and despite some recent outbursts, he wants people to know he’s not angry or bitter. He says he’s relieved.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:12 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Stenger Discusses His Goals For County Executive Position

St. Louis County Executive-elect Steve Stenger talks to St. Louis Public Radio reporters Nov. 5, 2014, during a recording of the 'Politically Speaking' podcast.
Credit Chris McDaniel / St. Louis Public Radio

A few hours after winning the St. Louis County executive race, Steve Stenger stopped by St. Louis Public Radio on Wednesday to talk about his new position on the "Politically Speaking" podcast. Part of that interview was heard Thursday on "St. Louis on the Air."

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2014 General Election
5:23 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Stenger In-Depth Interview: 'We Need To Move Forward Together ... Now'

Steve Stenger celebrates his victory in his race for St. Louis County executive..
Chris McDaniel | St. Louis Public Radio

A day after his narrow victory, St. Louis County Executive-elect Steve Stenger says he’s “certainly willing to extend an olive branch’’ to those fellow Democrats who had opposed his election.

But that said, Stenger made clear Wednesday that he expects those critics — many of whom were African-American officials in north St. Louis County — to do their part as well.

“We saw political motivations of all sorts, and we need to set them aside,’’ Stenger said during a wide-ranging interview on St. Louis Public Radio's Politically Speaking podcast.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:22 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Constitution Party Candidate Shares Vision For St. Louis County

Constitution Party candidate Joe Passanise
Credit (Rebecca Smith / St. Louis Public Radio)

Joe Passanise has entered this year’s race for St. Louis County executive as a member of the Constitution Party “with a motive of trying to make sure the public understands what government should be doing.”

Previously Passanise ran for the position as a Republican but lost to Charlie Dooley and Buzz Westfall.

“I’m not sure that either candidate, Republican or Democrat has recognized what is good governance,” Passanise told “St. Louis on the Air” host Don Marsh. He believes that good governance is about the interaction between government and its citizens.

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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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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.

>> Live updates for mobile users

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Candidate Debate
12:24 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

St. Louis Public Radio To Host St. Louis County Executive Debate

Steve Stenger, Democrat, left, and Rick Stream, Republican, are running for St. Louis County executive.
Credit Photos courtesy of the candidates

St. Louis County executive candidates Steve Stenger and Rick Stream will face off in a public debate Oct. 14 hosted by St. Louis Public Radio in partnership with the University of Missouri–St. Louis. It is the first planned debate ahead of the Nov. 4 election.

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Ferguson
1:39 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Some Invisible Public Officials Have Actually Played A Role In Ferguson

Rick Stream, left, and Steve Stenger
Credit Parth Shah | St. Louis Public Radio intern

Since the unrest in Ferguson began almost two weeks ago, some high-profile officials and candidates – including the nominees for St. Louis County executive – have seemed to be disengaged or no-shows.

But, in fact, several have been in Ferguson all along. They just haven't told the press or the public about it.

That’s particularly true of the two candidates for county executive, Democrat Steve Stenger and Republican Rick Stream. Each says he’s visited Ferguson at least four times.

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Primary Election 2014
10:46 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

What You Need To Know About Candidates In August Primary

Clockwise from left: Charlie Dooley, Rick Stream, Tony Pousosa and Steve Stenger
Credit Parth Shah | St. Louis Public Radio

If you have watched any television lately, you'll have seen the barrage of ads in the Democratic race for St. Louis County executive -- one of the major races on the Aug. 5 primary ballot. County Executive Charlie Dooley, the incumbent for the past decade, is arguably in the political fight of his life with County Councilman Steve Stenger. While Dooley and Stenger are duking it out, House Budget Chairman Rick Stream, R-Kirkwood, and Green Park Alderman Tony Pousosa are waging a below the radar campaign.

Meet the candidates for county exec

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