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Bill Haas, Democrat for U.S. Congress, 1st District of Missouri

Bill Haas, Democrat for U.S. Congress, 1st District of Missouri

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“Show me a hero, and I’ll write you a tragedy.” F. Scott Fitzgerald
Pink Collar Blue, A Story of Love and Politics for details
A politician finally gets it right.
a novella by Bill Haas


  • Income Inequality
  • Peace in the Mideast
  • Seniors

    Protect Medicare and Social Security and other issues affecting seniors, as I am one and am on both Medicare and Social Security.  Protecting Seniors as our population ages is the most important domestic issue of our generation.

  • Stop animal abuse on factory farms

    End exemptions for farm animals from animal cruelty statutes.

  • Jobs and education

    A more educated work-force is the key to job development in the nation.

  • Stop tax-breaks and subsidies  for companies that don’t need them
  • More three-day weekends

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Why I’m the best candidate:

  • Best on Issues

    I’m best on the issues, especially education from my four terms on the St. Louis Elected School Board.

  • Can find common ground

    I will be best at finding common ground on issues.

  • Will get things done

    If you know me or have followed my political career, or especially if you know me personally, you know this to be true and how driven I can be when I don’t get my own way and am sure I’m right and being reasonable.


I was planning to run for the US Senate nomination to oppose Blunt this year, and was running commercials earlier in 2015 to do so when Jason Kander got in the race. I can’t beat that whippersnapper without a lottery win. There are 12 Senate races he can run for by the time he’s my age.
Then I was going to run for Lieutenant Governor and was running commercials for that when Russ Carnahan declared. OMG! So I’ve decided  to run for Congress against Lacy Clay. If I win a big lottery before filing closes, I will run for US Senate and chase Jason Kander back to the Secretary of State pre-k where he belongs.
My platform will have three main issues:
1. In 2012, after my Democratic primary for Lieutenant Governor, I saw Congressman Clay in the Central West End and asked if he’d support or introduce legislation to prohibit exemption of farm animals from state animal cruelty statutes, which was a primary issue of my Lieutenant Governor platform.  His response was, “What, and lose the support of my pork producers?!” or words to that effect. I didn’t know we had a lot of pork farms in District 1, but it certainly seems like we have a pig.
2. Stop animal abuse on factory farms by banning the exemption of farm animals from state animal cruelty statutes.
3. Banning the use of public monies to lure or steal sports teams or other ongoing business enterprises from another jurisdiction unless they’re about to go out of business.  I’ve long advocated  this (it was called the Bill Haas principle back in the days on the McGraw Millhaven show on KTRS) in my political campaigns dating back at least to my 2008 congressional race in the 2nd against Todd Akin.
I thought about running instead for St. Louis City Treasurer against Tishaura Jones on the platform of pulling all those damned new parking meters out of the ground. It’s all about money for her office not us or businesses. Ever try to work one of those meters on a freezing day with a wind chill? Don’t. Maybe I’ll run against her next time. Someone should.

“As long as I was here I thought I should try to swim fast.” Michael Phelps after setting a world record in his first preliminary of the 2004 Olympic trials when asked by the media if he thought it was good to swim so hard so early in the competition.

“Success is the ability to go from defeat to defeat with no loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill

Leadership is action not position.
I know where I want to go, but I will go where God takes me.
Bill Haas

Emil Zatopec He didn’t know he couldn’t win the Olympic Marathon he had never run before, so he just got out there and won it.

“You’re never too old to chase your dream.” Diana Nyad after finally completing the Cuba to Florida swim after more than 30 years of trying.

“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
Thoreau, Walden

“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.”
Frequently attributed to Mahatma Gandhi

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” Albert Einstein

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Frequently attributed to Maya Angelou

“You’re never too old to chase your dream.”
Diana Nyad after finally completing the Cuba to Florida swim after more than 30 years of trying.


The poet Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote, "How sad that most people die with their song still inside them." I don't intend to die with my song for public service still inside me. And when in office, it will be my job to insure that your song doesn't either.
Bill Haas


Leadership is action, not position
Bill Haas and others 

You better lose yourself in the music, the moment. You own it. Never let it go

Ducunt volentum fata, nolentem trahunt." (Fate leads the willing, drags the unwilling.)

Faith is born of complete engagement in human conduct.
Bonhofer, Lutheran philosopher who died in a Nazi concentration camp.

One day you will have a fork in the road, and you're going to have to make a decision about which direction you want to go. If you go [one] way, you can be somebody. You will have to make compromises and you will have to turn your back on your friends. But you will be a member of the club and you will get promoted and get good assignments. Or you can go [the other] way and you can do something - something for your country and for your Air Force and for yourself . If you decide to do something, you may not get promoted and you may not get good assignments and you certainly will not be a favorite of your superiors. But you won't have to compromise yourself . To be somebody or to do something. In life there is often a roll call. That's when you have to make a decision. To be or to do. Legendary Air Force maverick, the late Col. John R. Boyd