Bernard O'Neill

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Bernard O'Neill
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Pennsylvania State House District 29
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sPennsylvania State University
Associate'sBucks County Community College
Master'sTemple University
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Bernard T. O'Neill is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 29. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

O'Neill has served as Township Supervisor/Chair of the Warminster Township.

Biography

O'Neill earned his A.S. from Bucks County Community College, his B.S. from Pennsylvania State University and his Master's of Education from Temple University. His professional experience includes working as a special education teacher for William Tennent High School of the Centennial School District, as Deputy State Constable for the Warminster Township, as a migrant program consultant and as a counselor for Bucks County Intermediate Unit No. 22.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, O'Neill served on the following committees:

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations, Secretary
Committees
Education
Human Services
Judiciary
Professional Licensure

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, O'Neill served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, O'Neill served on these committees:

Issues

Voter ID

During a debate over Voter ID legislation in the House on June 23, 2011, O'Neill said he showed up to vote during an election only to find someone had signed in as him and was able to vote. He stated, “someone had taken my identity and they had voted for me, and they were able to vote for me because there was no identification.”[1]

Some Republicans used O'Neill's story as proof of in-person voting fraud. However, in August 2012, O'Neill said that his original comments were not completely accurate. While his initial comments inferred that the election he was talking about was the 2002 Republican primary for the 29th legislative district, it was actually about an election in the early 1990s. Additionally, he stated "I ended up being able to vote. Somehow, they figured out it was human error."[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Bernard O'Neill was unopposed in the Republican primary. O'Neill is unchallenged in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

O'Neill ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 29. O'Neill ran unchallenged in the Republican primary on April 24 and defeated Brian Monroe (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 29, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBernard O'Neill Incumbent 58.3% 20,970
     Democratic Brian Munroe 41.7% 14,998
Total Votes 35,968

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

O'Neill ran for re-election to District 29 in 2010. He had no primary opposition and defeated Democrat Frank Feinberg in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[7]

Pennsylvania State House, District 29
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bernard O'Neill (R) 16,837 63.6%
Frank Feinberg (D) 9,640 36.4%

2008

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, O'Neill won re-election to District 29 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received 21,431 votes, defeating Democrat Brad Kirsch (14,633).[8]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 29
Candidates Votes Percent
Bernie O'Neill (R) Green check mark transparent.png 21,431 59.4%
Brad Kirsch (D) 14,633 40.6%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bernard O'Neill is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Bernard O'Neill raised a total of $565,246 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 11, 2013.[9]

Bernard O'Neill's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 29 Won $63,138
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 29 Won $36,022
2008 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 29 Won $59,203
2006 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 29 Won $48,184
2004 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 29 Won $52,509
2002 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 29 Won $306,190
Grand Total Raised $565,246

2012

Bernard O'Neill won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bernard O'Neill raised a total of $63,138.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bernard O'Neill's campaign in 2012
Good Jobs Pennsylvania Pac$20,000
Pennsylvania Republican Party$9,673
Pennsylvania State Education Association$2,300
Pennsylvania Bankers Association$1,600
Peco Energy$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$63,138
Source:Follow the Money

2010

O'Neill raised $36,022 during the 2010 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[10]

Donor Amount
Pennsylvania Republican Party $8,492
Pennsylvania Society Of Anesthesiologists $1,500
Pennsylvania Education Association $1,500
Pennsylvania State Education Association $1,000
Eugene Digirolamo Friends Of Gene Digirolamo $1,000
Poprik, John T $1,000
Pennsylvania Medical Society $1,000
Pennsylvania State Troopers Association $1,000

Personal

O'Neill has a wife, Linda.

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Pennsylvania House Of Representatives District 29
2003–present
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