Edward O'Neill

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Edward O'Neill
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Rhode Island Senate District 17
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyIndependent
Compensation
Base salary$14,947.34/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBryant University
Personal
BirthdayJune 11, 1946
ProfessionRetired
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Edward J. O'Neill (b. June 11, 1946) is an Independent member of the Rhode Island State Senate, representing District 17. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

O'Neill graduated from Bryant University. His professional experience includes working for Texas Instruments, Incorporated, before his retirement.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Oversight, Secretary
Education
Finance

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:

Elections

2014

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Rhode Island State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 25, 2014. Keven McKenna was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Edward O'Neill ran as an Independent candidate. O'Neill defeated McKenna in the general election.[2][3][4]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 17, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngEdward O'Neill Incumbent 62.2% 6,344
     Democratic Keven McKenna 37.8% 3,862
Total Votes 10,206


2012

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2012

O'Neill won re-election in the 2012 election for Rhode Island State Senate District 17. He defeated John J. Cullen (D) and Derek M. Meiklejohn (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 17, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngEdward O'Neill Incumbent 57.3% 7,588
     Democratic John J. Cullen 36.1% 4,776
     Independent Derek M. Meiklejohn 6.4% 842
     Other Write-in 0.2% 26
Total Votes 13,232

2010

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2010

O'Neill was re-elected to District 17 in 2010. He defeated Democrat Linda Noble in the November 2 general election.[8][9]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 17
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Edward O'Neill (I) 5316
Linda Noble (D) 4441

2008

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, O'Neill was re-elected to the 17th District Seat in the Rhode Island State Senate.[10] O'Neill raised $33,773 for his campaign, while Montalbano raised $259,586.[11]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 17 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Edward O'Neill (I) 6,773
Joseph Montalbano (D) 5,980

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Edward O'Neill is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Edward O'Neill raised a total of $107,083 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 26, 2013.[12]

Edward O'Neill's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Rhode Island State Senate, District 17 Won $20,285
2010 Rhode Island State Senate, District 17 Won $53,025
2008 Rhode Island State Senate, District 17 Won $33,773
Grand Total Raised $107,083

2012

Edward O'Neill won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Edward O'Neill raised a total of $20,285.
Rhode Island State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Edward O'Neill's campaign in 2012
Oneill, Edward J$9,900
Herstam, Patricia B$500
Sexton, Mrs Leonard J$300
Mrs Leonard J Sexton$300
Box, Mrs Joseph J$250
Total Raised in 2012$20,285
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Edward O'Neill won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Edward O'Neill raised a total of $53,025.

2008

Edward O'Neill won election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Edward O'Neill raised a total of $33,773.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the Rhode Island General Assembly was in session from January 1 to July 5. In 2014, the Rhode Island General Assembly was in session from January 7 to June 23.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills related to civil liberties.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes on government reform.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills deemed to have an effect on free-market, small-government, or constitutional principles.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.

2011-2012

In 2011, the Rhode Island General Assembly was in session from January 4 to July 1. In 2012, the Rhode Island General Assembly was in session from January 3 to June 13.

  • Legislators were scored based on 14 pieces of legislation, ranging from matters on clean water, to state energy policies.
  • Legislators were scored based on votes on government reform.
  • Legislators were scored based on their votes on bills deemed to have an effect on free-market, small-government, or constitutional principles.

Personal

O'Neill and his wife, Carole, have two children.[1]

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Rhode Island State Senate District 17
2009–present
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