CLAYTON, Mo. (KMOX) – Declaring he “still has fire in the gut” and wants to serve four more years, St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley filed papers today for re-election.
In a spirited interview with KMOX Dooley defended his accomplishments since 2003, blamed his “stumbles” on “people around him,” and raised questions about his primary opponent, Democratic County Councilman Steve Stenger. The primary is set for August 5.
The County Executive also announced a new policy on an underground landfill fire located next to the West Lake Landfill nuclear waste dump in Bridgeton. Dooley is calling on Congress to transfer jurisdiction of the site from the EPA to the Army Corps of Engineers. (Others have said the move might hasten the cleanup of the site.) But Dooley stopped short of calling for the total removal of the nuclear waste from the site.
Listen to the full Kevin Killeen interview with Dooley below: