Taxwoman Owes Taxes

In December, through a public records check, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch revealed the appointed Collector of Revenue for St. Louis County hasn’t paid personal property taxes since 2008. Stacy Bailey and her husband owe taxes on three cars and filed for bankruptcy in 2011. Bailey’s boss, Director of Revenue Eugene Leung, told the Dispatch he’d checked Bailey’s real-estate tax status but not personal property taxes. Still, he said, “Knowing what I know now, she’s still the most qualified person for the job.”