Mike O'Mara (politician)

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Mike O'Mara
Member of the St. Louis County Council (4th district)
Assumed office
2001
Preceded by James O'Mara
Personal details
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Carol; 2 children
Alma mater St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley
St. Louis University
Occupation Politician; trade unionist

Michael "Mike" O’Mara is an American, journeyman pipefitter, international representative of the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters and Sprinklerfitters, and Democratic member of the St. Louis County Council.[1] He has represented the sixth district since 2001.[1]

Mike is one of the founding members of the Democratic Freedom Caucus, a Caucus for Libertarian Democrats[2]

Early life and career[edit]

O'Mara's father, James, was a member of the St. Louis County Council and a member and leader of the Pipefitters Local 562.[3] O'Mara attended McCluer North High School in Florissant, later attending to St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley. He graduated from St. Louis University with a bachelor's degree in communications.[1] He was a soccer player and played for the Kansas City Comets from 1981-82 and for the St. Louis Steamers from 1983-84. He joined the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 562, where he has been an assistant business manager and is currently a journeyman pipefitter and international representative of the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters and Sprinklerfitters. He is married with two children.[1]

Political career[edit]

O'Mara has represented the fourth district in the St. Louis County Council since 2001, when his father retired from the same seat.[3] He represents about 145,000 people in north St. Louis County.[1] He has been Vice-Chairman of the council since 2011 and has previously served as Chairman of the council.[1]

Committee assignments[edit]

  • Committee of the Whole
  • Committee on Disabilities (Chairman)

Electoral history[edit]

2012 St. Louis County Council 4th district general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Mike O'Mara 59,690 88.86
Libertarian Jeff Coleman 7,345 10.93
2008 St. Louis County Council 4th district general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Mike O'Mara 58,959 81.41
Republican Eugene Dokes 11,716 16.18
Libertarian Theo "Ted" Brown, Sr. 1,702 2.35
2004 St. Louis County Council 4th district general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Mike O'Mara 61,120 100.00
2000 St. Louis County Council 4th district general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Mike O'Mara 48,180 100.00

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