Sandy O'Brien

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Sandy O'Brien
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Ashtabula Co. Treasurer
Former officeholder
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Sandra "Sandy" O'Brien (born September 30, 1951, in Cleveland, Ohio) is the former treasurer for Ashtabula County. On June 11, 2009, she announced her candidacy for the office of secretary of state, the seat vacated by Democrat Jennifer Brunner, who ran for the United States Senate.[1] She lost the Republican nomination to State Senator Jon Husted on Tuesday, May 4, 2010.[2]


  • Graduated from Kenston High School
  • Bachelor's degree, Bowling Green State University (1973) in education
  • Master's degree, Edinboro University (1983) in management

Other roles

  • Former President, County Auditors Association of Ohio
  • Former Board Member, Ashtabula County Farm Bureau
  • Member, Ashtabula Arts Center
  • Member, Andover/Conneaut/Geneva/Jefferson/Orwell Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Conneaut Rotary
  • Member, Government Finance Officers Association
  • Member, International Association of Assessing Officers
  • Member, Ohio Education Education Association
  • Member, Ohio Weights and Measures Association



See also: Ohio Secretary of State election, 2010
2010 Race for Secretary of State - Republican Primary[2]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Jon Husted (R) 67.3%
Sandy O'Brien (R) 32.7%
Total votes 741,679


2006 Race for Ohio Treasurer of State - Republican Primary[3]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Sandra O'Brien (R) 51.7%
Jennette B. Bradley (R) 48.3%
Total votes 660,811
2006 Race for Ohio Treasurer of State - General Election[4]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Richard Cordray (D) 57.9%
Sandra O'Brien (R) 42.1%
Total votes 3,839,907


2002 Race for Ashtabula County Auditor - Republican Primary[5]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Sandra O'Brien (R) 71.6%
Mary Lou Mason (R) 28.4%
Total votes 5,752
2002 Race for Ashtabula County Auditor - General Election[6]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Sandra O'Brien (R) 51.7%
John C. Mead (D) 48.3%
Total votes 27,548


2000 Race for Ohio House of Representatives, District 5 - General Election[7]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg L. Distel (D) 52.9%
Sandra O'Brien (R) 43.8%
Frank Keller (Libertarian) 3.3%
Total votes 38,606

Campaign donors

2006 Race for Ohio State Treasurer - Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $96,461
Total Raised by Primary Opponent $727,041
Total Raised by Gen. Election Opponent $2,263,228
Top 5 Contributors Sandra O'Brien $39,000 (40.43% of Total)
Ronald W. Clutter $5,000 (5.18%)
Quentin Nesbitt $3,000 (3.11%)
Ohio Republican Party $2,830 (2.93%)
James F. Dicke $20,670 (2.59%)
Individuals v. Institutions $47,489 (49.6%)
$5,407 (5.6%)
In v. Outside State $94,111 (97.6%)
$2,349 (2.4%)


O'Brien currently resides in Ashabula, Ohio with her husband, Patrick, and their four children. She is also a practicing Roman Catholic.


  • Outstanding Auditor’s Award (1998)

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