This is Part A of the 7th Ward Independent Democrats Recorder of Deeds Candidate Survey. These are the Get to Know the Candidates as persons questions. Candidates were required to respond to both Part A & Part B in order to 1) participate in the June 10th Candidate Forum and 2) be considered for endorsement by 7th Ward Independent Democrats.
Candidates Michael Butler and Jimmie Matthews did not respond to two invitations by email.
A1) What Ward and Neighborhood do you reside in and for how many years? Rent or Own? (20 words or less)
Sharon Quigley Carpenter: I have lived in the 23rd Ward, Lindenwood Park Neighborhood my whole life. I own my house where I live.
A2) List addresses for all real estate you own/co-own including by corporation/LLC in Missouri or Illinois.
Sharon Quigley Carpenter: 4205 Prather, St. Louis Mo 63109
A3) Pets- Name/Type/Breed/Identify if Rescue (12 words or less)
Sharon Quigley Carpenter: Poley, Boxer; Park Ranger, but we call him Parks, American Bulldog. Both rescue.
A4) Education (30 words or less)
Sharon Quigley Carpenter: Annual continuing education on Recorder-related law, policy, and best practices; Harris Stowe Teachers College; Bishop DuBourg High School; Epiphany of Our Lord Grade School.
A5) Employment over past five years (30 words or less)
Sharon Quigley Carpenter: Recorder of Deeds Office
A6) List the legal names of any corporations/LLCs/DBAs that you own or have an interest in registered with the State of Missouri or State of Illinois (if other than provided in A5).
Sharon Quigley Carpenter: None
A7) If elected, do you plan on working in a paid or volunteer position requiring 20 hours or more a week or running a business in addition to serving as Recorder of Deeds? If yes, please explain. (25 words or less)
Sharon Quigley Carpenter: No
A8) Neighborhood/Community/Civic/Charity/Professional Memberships and Activist Affiliations (30 words or less)
Sharon Quigley Carpenter: Intl Association of Government Officials (formerly IACREOT); Founding Board member of Recorders Association of Missouri; Lindenwood Park Neighborhood Association; Founding Board member of Maria Droste Residence; St. Gabriel The Archangel Parish
A9) Political Experience- previous offices sought/held, campaigns worked on, ward organization membership (30 words or less)
Sharon Quigley Carpenter: 50 years as 23rd Ward Committeewoman. Former Democratic National Committeewoman. Former Chair, St. Louis Democratic City Central Committee. Former Chair, 3rd Congressional District Committee. Active in 23rd Ward Regular Democratic Committee.
A10) Name your favorite architectural landmark or public art in the City of St. Louis and why (25 words or less)
Sharon Quigley Carpenter: Milles Fountain. When I was 19, I volunteered at Union Station to assist foreign exchange students and some were very excited to see the fountain, an internationally known art work.
A11) Over the past two years, how often did you ride a Metro bus or train? Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Rarely/Never (not an essay question)
Sharon Quigley Carpenter: Monthly. My grandchildren love to go for a ride.
A12) Name your favorite music genre and favorite musician/band/symphony (12 words or less)
Sharon Quigley Carpenter: No favorite. It all depends on my mood and my current situation.
A13) Are you related within the 4th degree to any employee of the Recorder of Deeds or any other City of St. Louis office, including county offices? If yes, identify by relationship and office but not name (example: brother, Collector of Revenue; niece, Assessor).
Sharon Quigley Carpenter: No
A14) Are you related within the 4th degree to any person currently holding elected office (including party committeeperson) in the City of St. Louis or who held elected office in the City of St. Louis within the past twenty years? If yes, identify by name, position, and whether past/present.
Sharon Quigley Carpenter: My son, John Carpenter, is 23rd Ward Committeeman.
A15) Where do you see yourself professionally in 5 years and 10 years? (50 words or less)
Sharon Quigley Carpenter: Honestly, in 5 and 10 years, I see myself retired. I have accomplished a lot in my life but still have goals as Recorder. I hope the voters return me for one more term. After that, I want to enjoy my time with family and friends.