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Marion O'Neill

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Marion O'Neill
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 29B
In office
January 8, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Marion O'Neill is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 29B. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Housing Finance and Policy
Judiciary Finance and Policy
Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries
Transportation Finance


Campaign themes


O'Neill's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Return Minnesota to a business friendly state

  • Excerpt: "Reduce regulation and taxation; encouraging free market competition."

Fiscally Conservative

  • Excerpt: "Smaller, efficient, constitutional government. Prioritize needs over wants."

Second Amendment Rights

  • Excerpt: "Protect our rights to bear arms"


  • Excerpt: "Freedom of choice, local control, reduce mandates."

Pro Life

  • Excerpt: "Values life from conception to natural death"



See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 12, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Marion O'Neill was unopposed in both the Republican primary and the general election.[2][3][4]


See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

O'Neill won election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 29B. She ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Barrett Chrissis (D) and Eugene Newcombe (Independence) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 29B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMarion O'Neill 50.2% 9,654
     Democratic Barrett Chrissis 42.3% 8,136
     Independence Eugene Newcombe 7.4% 1,429
Total Votes 19,219

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for O'Neill is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, O'Neill raised a total of $22,813 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 12, 2013.[7]

Marion O'Neill's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State House, District 29B Won $22,813
Grand Total Raised $22,813


O'Neill won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, O'Neill raised a total of $22,813.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Marion O'Neill's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$3,219
Wright County RPM$1,500
O'Neill, Marion O.$791
Freedom Club of Minnesota$500
Cummins, Robert$500
Total Raised in 2012$22,813
Source:Follow the Money


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Minnesota

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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from February 25 through May 19.

Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization advocating "limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty."[8]
Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.


In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 to May 20.

Legislators are scored "on key votes on issues concerning economic freedom, which includes taxes, budgets and spending, health care and more."[9]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[10]
Legislators are scored on "a wide range of issues including taxes, government spending, elections, childcare unionization, property rights and energy policy" per "the traditional values position."[11]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.
Legislators are scored on votes regarding reproductive issues.

Taxpayers League of Minnesota

The Taxpayers League of Minnesota, a Minnesota-based taxpayer advocacy organization, releases a legislative scorecard for the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota State Senate once a year. The scorecard gives each legislator a score based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on tax issues and “their efforts to balance the state budget without a tax increase.” The organization also compiles a legislator’s individual "Lifetime Score."[12]


O'Neill received a score of 92% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 16th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kim Norton (DFL)
Minnesota State House District 29B
2013- present
Succeeded by