J. Patrick O'Neill

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J. Patrick O'Neill
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Rhode Island House of Representatives District 59
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$14,947.34/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolClassical High School
Bachelor'sColby College
J.D.Roger Williams University School of Law
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 14, 1971
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
J. Patrick O'Neill (b. January 14, 1971) is a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, representing District 59. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Biography

O'Neill earned his B.A. from Colby College in 1993 and his J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law in 1998. His professional experience includes working as an attorney with Jackson O'Neill, LLC and with D'Amico and Burchfield.[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
Judiciary

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

2012

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2012

O'Neill won re-election in the 2012 election for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 59. O'Neill defeated John Arcaro in the September 11 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 59, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJ. Patrick O'Neill Incumbent 98.4% 3,643
     Other Write-in 1.6% 61
Total Votes 3,704
Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 59 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJ. Patrick O'Neill 55.7% 630
John Arcaro 44.3% 501
Total Votes 1,131

2010

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2010

O'Neill won re-election to the 59th District seat in 2010. He defeated John Arcaro in the September 14 Democratic primary election and defeated Republican Joel Tirrell in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5][6]

Rhode Island House District 59
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png J. Patrick O'Neill (D) 1668
Joel Tirrell (R) 620

2008

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2008

In 2008, O'Neill was re-elected to the Rhode Island House District 59. O'Neill (D) ran unopposed and finished with 3,410 votes.[7] O'Neill raised $13,950 for his campaign fund.[8]

Rhode Island House District 59
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png J. Patrick O'Neill (D) 3,410

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for J. Patrick O'Neill is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, J. Patrick O'Neill raised a total of $125,887 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 12, 2013.[9]

J. Patrick O'Neill's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 59 Won $45,600
2010 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 59 Won $24,110
2008 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 59 Won $13,950
2006 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 59 Won $20,882
2004 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 59 Won $21,345
Grand Total Raised $125,887

2012

J. Patrick O'Neill won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, J. Patrick O'Neill raised a total of $45,600.
Rhode Island House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to J. Patrick O'Neill's campaign in 2012
Amalgamated Transit Union$2,300
Electrical Workers Local 2323$1,000
Hinckley Allen & Snyder$1,000
Engage Rhode Island Pac$1,000
Mcauliffe Jr, Richard M$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$45,600
Source:Follow the Money

2010

J. Patrick O'Neill won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, J. Patrick O'Neill raised a total of $24,110.

2008

J. Patrick O'Neill won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, J. Patrick O'Neill raised a total of $13,950.

2006

J. Patrick O'Neill won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, J. Patrick O'Neill raised a total of $20,882.

2004

J. Patrick O'Neill won election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, J. Patrick O'Neill raised a total of $21,345.

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, Sheri, have two children.[1]

In the news

Grants to nonprofit organizations

In 2012, Rhode Island lawmakers issued $1.9 million in legislative grants to nonprofit organizations. These grants were awarded on a nonpartisan basis by House Speaker Gordon Fox and Senate President Teresa Paiva-Weed and were chosen based on the merits of the organizations' applications and requests by individual lawmakers. Though the Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled that the legislature has the authority to create grants as part of the budget, some critics have called these grants wasteful government spending and believe the money could be used to influence votes. Lawmakers in support of the grants claim that they go to community organizations that are struggling to fill fundraising gaps or make up for a lack of resources that may no longer be available at the municipal level. According to an August 2013 report in Go Local Prov News, O'Neill was among the top 25 lawmakers who sponsored the most in grant funding, obtaining $26,500 for community organizations.[10]

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Preceded by
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Rhode Island House of Representatives - District 55
2005–present
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