Mark Harder

Primary Election 2014
11:15 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Partisan Fights In Two County Council Districts Add Spice to Aug. 5 Ballot

Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul
Credit Jason Rosenbaum/St. Louis Public Radio

In the west St. Louis County contest for the open 7th District seat on the St. Louis County Council, Ballwin Alderman Mark Harder has received the endorsements of a number of Republican heavy-hitters, including retiring Councilman Greg Quinn and state Auditor Tom Schweich. 

But his chief rival for the GOP nomination – Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul – believes that support may backfire and help Paul, who embraces his own renegade image after he beat back an impeachment effort in 2013.

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