Michael O'Neal

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Michael O'Neal
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Kansas House of Representatives District 104
Former Member
In office
1985 - 2013
Speaker of the House
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1984
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kansas (1973)
J.D.University of Kansas (1976)
Date of birthJanuary 16, 1951
Place of birthKansas City, Missouri
ProfessionAdministrative Partner, Gilliland, Hayes, Professional Association
Office website
Campaign website
Michael O'Neal is a former Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 104 from 1985 to 2013 and serving as Speaker of the House.

O'Neal, who has his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Kansas, has worked as an administrative Partner with Gilliland, Hayes, PA since 1988.

He is presently a member of the Defense Research Institute, National Conference of State Legislature, Kansas County Mental Health Association Board, Kansas Association of Defense Council, and Kansas Bar Association.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, O'Neal served on the following committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, O'Neal served on the following committees:


O'Neal refused to take Project Vote Smart's 2008 Political Courage Test. The test, which is administered to all candidates for presidential, congressional, gubernatorial, and state legislative offices, asks one central question - "Are you willing to tell citizens your positions on the issues you will most likely face on their behalf?"[2]

His answers to the Kansas State Legislative Election 2002 National Political Awareness Test are available.

Has not sponsored any major legislation.[3]



See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

O'Neal won re-election to the 104th District seat against Jack Mace (D) and Bennie Ferguson (L). O'Neal had no opposition in the GOP primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 104 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael O'Neal (R) 4,956
Jack Mace (D) 2,828
Bennie Ferguson (L) 388


On November 4, 2008, O'Neal was re-elected to the 104th District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives, defeating Bennie Lee "Ben" Ferguson (L).[5] O'Neal raised $58,916 for his campaign, while Ferguson raised $0.[6]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 104
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael O'Neal (R) 8,711 81.2%
Bennie Lee Ferguson (L) 2,009 18.7%

Campaign donors


In 2010, O'Neal received $91,101 in campaign donations. The largest contributors to the campaign are listed below.[7]


In 2008 O'Neal collected $58,916 in donations.[8]

Four of his largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Kansas Optometric Association $1,000
Pfizer $1,000
Koch Industries $1,000
Kansas Association of Realtors $1,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kansas House of Representatives District 104
Succeeded by
Steven R. Becker (R)