Steve Stenger

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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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

Read more
2014 General Election
11:48 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Stream, Stenger Tangle Over Ferguson On KTRS; St. Louis Public Radio Debate Tuesday

Credit Parth Shah | St. Louis Public Radio intern

In their first of two debates this week, the two major-party candidates for St. Louis County executive — Republican Rick Stream and Democrat Steve Stenger — each portrayed himself as the true leader that the county needs at a time of job loss and social unrest.

Each also accused the other of being too close to the current county executive, Democrat Charlie Dooley.

Read more
2014 General Election
4:18 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Chappelle-Nadal Crosses Party Lines To Appear In Stream's Ad

State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City
Credit Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Public Radio

(Updated noon, Thursday, Oct. 9)

State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal is the star of Republican Rick Stream’s television ad, an unusual example of cross-party dynamics in the race for St. Louis County executive.  

Chappelle-Nadal, a University City Democrat, appears in an ad promoting Stream’s bipartisan credentials. 

Read more
Payback
10:43 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Coalition of Black Democratic Officials Endorses Republican Stream For County Executive

African-American elected officials announce that they endorse Rick Stream, a Republican, for St. Louis County Executive.
Credit Jo Mannies | St. Louis Public Radio

For some in both camps, the decision of a group of African-American Democratic officials to endorse Republican Rick Stream for county executive boils down to one word:

Payback.

Berkeley Mayor Ted Hoskins said as much when he explained at Wednesday’s news conference — which featured about two dozen north St. Louis County officials — that Stream’s conservative views and legislative votes aren’t the issue.

Read more
2014 General Election
9:42 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Stream and Stenger Head Into Final Stretch In Battle For County Executive

Credit Parth Shah | St. Louis Public Radio intern

With the nationally watched unrest in Ferguson as a backdrop, St. Louis County’s contest for county executive may well live up to its hype as the region’s marquee contest on the Nov. 4 ballot.

And although Election Day is a month away, Republican Rick Stream and Democrat Steve Stenger, both St. Louis natives, already are running attack ads – a sign that their battle may be tighter than the county’s Democratic-leaning demographics might indicate.

Their pitches fit in with their parties’ traditional jabs:

Read more

Pages