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Vote St Louis – New year, new ballgame in St. Louis County Council chambers

Mike O’Mara’s tenure as a St. Louis County Council member was in its final moments Tuesday when 7th District Councilman Mark Harder of west St. Louis County asked the chair — O’Mara — for permission to deliver a year-end valedictory.

Harder, a first-term Republican, has over the past two years differed frequently with 4th District Councilman O’Mara, a Democrat, on council issues. 

But on this occasion, the barbs were limited to eye-rolling puns that played off O’Mara’s status as a standout soccer player and inductee in the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame.

Harder concluded his remarks by passing O’Mara a soccer ball autographed by the council, County Executive Steve Stenger and top county officials.

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