|Massachusetts House of Representatives, Third Bristol District|
|2011 - present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Per diem||$10 - $100/day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
O'Connell graduated from Massasoit Community College. Her professional experience includes working as a certified Massachusetts court reporter.
O'Connell's website highlights the following campaign themes:
Restoring Integrity To Beacon Hill
- Excerpt:"As your State Representative, I have kept my promise to opt out of the state pension system and to refuse per diems. Moreover, I have supported reforms to create more transparency at the State House."
- Excerpt:"She cares very deeply about our children being prepared to compete in the new global economy. As a product of our local schools, Shaunna understands the challenges facing our schools and will fight to support their mission."
- Excerpt:"Shaunna has supported stringent reforms to deal with the issue of illegal immigration. She sees the issue as one that threatens the state's economy by overburdening the state's social service budget and one of homeland security."
Lowering Our Tax Burden
- Excerpt:"Raising taxes during a recession only makes our state's economic situation worse while further burdening the taxpayers."
Promoting Small Business And Our Local Economy
- Excerpt:"Three out of every four new jobs in Massachusetts are created not by big companies, but rather by small business."
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, O'Connell served on the following committees:
|Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Personnel and Administration|
|• Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities Joint|
|• Mental Health and Substance Abuse Joint|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, O'Connell served on the following committees:
|Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Personnel and Administration|
|• Ways and Means|
|• Ways and Means Joint|
O'Connell won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Third Bristol District. O'Connell was unopposed in the September 6 Republican primary and defeated Sherry Costa-Hanlon (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Massachusetts House of Representatives, Third Bristol District, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Shaunna O'Connell Incumbent||56.5%||9,434|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, O'Connell raised $41,233 in contributions.
Her two largest contributors were:
|Citizens For Limited Taxation||$1,000|
O'Connell and her husband, Ted, have two children.
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- Office website
- Campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Shaunna O'Connell on Facebook
- Shaunna O'Connell on Twitter
- "shaunnaoconnell," Official Campaign Website
- Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, "2012 State Primary Results," accessed February 13, 2014
- Massachusets Secretary of the Commonwealth, "Return of Votes - For Massachusetts State Election - November 6, 2012," accessed February 13, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
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