People Not Politics


  • 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 am running for the Democratic nomination for Senate against Secretary of State Jason Kander in 2016 to oppose Roy Blunt. Please listen to my commercials about him above. I was third out of 8 running for the Democratic nomination for Lt. Gov. in 2012 against 7 other current or former elected officials and greatly outspent by most of them, garnering 12% of the vote (Susan Montee won with 49%; I got about 1/4 of the rest). I believe I would have a better chance against Blunt than Kander because I’m better and more articulate on the issues. He’s barely old enough to vote. There are 12 Senate races he can run for by the time he’s my age. I’ve been running commercials since January about my interest in this nomination. There is no respect for their elders anymore. Or their betters. And if I win the primary, national money should come to help my General Election campaign against Blunt. Who knows, my seat might be the one to give Democrats control back of the Senate! Wouldn’t that be something!

“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