Shaunna O'Connell

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Shaunna O'Connell
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Massachusetts House of Representatives, Third Bristol District
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionCourt Reporter
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Shaunna O'Connell is a Republican member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Third Bristol district. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

O'Connell graduated from Massasoit Community College. Her professional experience includes working as a certified Massachusetts court reporter.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

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."

Education

  • 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."

Illegal Immigration

  • 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."

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Ethics
Personnel and Administration
Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities Joint
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Joint

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Massachusetts House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Shaunna O'Connell is unopposed in the Republican primary.

2012

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[2][3]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Third Bristol District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngShaunna O'Connell Incumbent 56.5% 9,434
     Democratic Sherry Costa-Hanlon 43.5% 7,274
Total Votes 16,708

2010

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010

O'Connell won election to the Third Bristol seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. O'Connell defeated James Fagan (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, O'Connell raised $41,233 in contributions.[4]

Her two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Citizens For Limited Taxation $1,000
Sherman, Karen $1,000

Personal

O'Connell and her husband, Ted, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
James Fagan
Massachusetts House of Representatives Third Bristol District
2011–present
Succeeded by
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