Steve Eagleton is a moderate Democrat
What that means to the voters of the 15th District is, he has issues he supports and opposes on both sides of the isle. In a recent interview with the press Steve was quoted as saying, “It will be my goal to vote the issue and to do what I can to impact the voters of my district and the State of Missouri for the long term”. He went on to add “there have been way too many decisions that have not been analyzed to determine what is truly best for the state. Career politicians just want to get re-elected and not do what is truly best ”. One of the most notable examples is the I 64 fiasco.
The city of St. Louis and St. Louis County had its major highway taken down for 2 years to resurface the road and put in different bridges. The widening of I-64 has been long overdue and despite the golden opportunity to do so, the leadership decided to ignore it saying the cost was too much and they didn’t want to put up a fight against a handful of unhappy property owners. Although the I-64 project maybe outside the scope of congressional authority there should have been more involvement from the voters who were paying the tab. Catering to a couple hundred people when it impacts millions per year is an easy decision. St. Louis is failing to keep up with all the cities that surround it. Memphis, Little Rock, KC, Cincinnati, Indianapolis all show steady growth and successful civic projects that are making their cities a more desirable place to live. As an individual who travels extensively Mr. Eagleton has had the opportunity to visit dozens of nearby cities to see their growth and other civic projects.
The right to work is a hot topic for Missourians. Steve is a supporter of unions but not a supporter of the idea that someone must join the union to get work or that a worker is required to pay dues to that same union even if they don’t want to be a member. In a recent interview Mr. Eagleton had a hard time giving a direct answer to the “support “question because he is a supporter of unions but not all of their policies.
As a more conservative Democrat Mr. Eagleton does not support any radical legislation that would impact our Second Amendment Rights, but also feels that conceal and carry permits are a good idea. There are too many potentially dangerous scenarios when you have an untrained individual carrying a loaded gun.