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Politically Speaking: County Executive-Elect Stenger On His Close Win

Rebecca Smith, St. Louis Public Radio

A day after his election, St. Louis County Executive-elect Steve Stenger joins the Politically Speaking podcast to discuss the results.

Stenger, currently a county councilman, will take the post in January.

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During the podcast, Stenger said:

  • He was never worried about the outcome, even when he was down to Republican Rick Stream by 5,000 votes at one point.
  • He is open to helping current County Executive Charlie Dooley if the grand jury's decision on an indictment in the killing of Mike Brown comes down before he takes office.
  • He believes small municipal police departments will voluntarily use county police in the future.

Read our story about last night's results.

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Follow Steve Stenger on Twitter: @stevestenger

Jo Mannies has been covering Missouri politics and government for almost four decades, much of that time as a reporter and columnist at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She was the first woman to cover St. Louis City Hall, was the newspaper’s second woman sportswriter in its history, and spent four years in the Post-Dispatch Washington Bureau. She joined the St. Louis Beacon in 2009. She has won several local, regional and national awards, and has covered every president since Jimmy Carter. She scared fellow first-graders in the late 1950s when she showed them how close Alaska was to Russia and met Richard M. Nixon when she was in high school. She graduated from Valparaiso University in northwest Indiana, and was the daughter of a high school basketball coach. She is married and has two grown children, both lawyers. She’s a history and movie buff, cultivates a massive flower garden, and bakes banana bread regularly for her colleagues.
Jason is the politics correspondent for St. Louis Public Radio.