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St. Louis County Executive Candidates Agree To Appear On 'St. Louis On The Air'

A touch-screen voting machine. Most voters in St. Louis County are expected to use the touch-screen machines in tomorrow's municipal elections.
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A touch-screen voting machine. Most voters in St. Louis County are expected to use the touch-screen machines in tomorrow's municipal elections.

What issues are most important to you, ahead of the Aug. 5 primary election? What might prompt you to vote for a particular candidate?

"St. Louis on the Air" host Don Marsh is preparing to interview the candidates who are running for St. Louis County executive, in the contested races in the Democratic and Republican primaries, and we invite you to share questions you would like Marsh ask the them.

Incumbent Charlie Dooley of Northwoods will face County Councilman Steve Stenger of Affton in the Democratic primary election. House Budget Chairman Rick Stream of Kirkwood and Green Park Alderman Tony Pousosa are running in the Republican primary. 

Dooley and Stenger are scheduled to be on the program, in back-to-back interviews, from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 23. Pousosa and Stream are scheduled to be interviewed, also from noon to 1 p.m. July 29. 

St. Louis Public Radio had offered to sponsor a public debate, to be broadcast live and repeated on "St. Louis on the Air," but couldn't reach agreement with the candidates.

Reporters Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum have been covering the county executive race. These are among the reports they have filed:

Stream And Pousosa Engage In Low-Velocity County Executive Primary

On The Issues: Stream And Pousosa Share Vision For St. Louis County

Candidate Profile: Stenger Says St. Louis County Needs His Skills As CPA And Lawyer

Candidate Profile: Dooley's Experience Is Central In Re-election Bid

What Do You Want To Know?

If you have a question you’d like to ask the candidates for St. Louis County executive, please click here to respond through our Public Insight Network.

St. Louis Public Radio uses this journalism tool to help us solicit knowledge and insight from people who become sources through the network.


St. Louis on the Air provides discussion about issues and concerns facing the St. Louis area. The show is produced by Mary Edwards and Alex Heuer with assistance from Amanda Honigfort. It is hosted by veteran journalist Don Marsh.

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Outreach specialist Linda Lockhart has been telling stories for most of her life. A graduate of the University of Missouri's School of Journalism, she has worked at several newspapers around the Midwest, including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, as a reporter, copy editor, make-up editor, night city editor, wire editor, Metro Section editor and editorial writer. She served the St. Louis Beacon as analyst for the Public Insight Network, a product of Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media that helps connect journalists with news sources. She continues using the PIN to help inform the news content of St. Louis Public Radio. She is a St. Louis native and lives in Kirkwood.

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