William O'Brien (Rhode Island)
|Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 54|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Rhode Island College|
O'Brien earned his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Rhode Island College. His professional experience includes working as a math teacher at Hope High School in Providence.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, O'Brien served on the following committees:
|Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Environment and Natural Resources|
|• Health, Education and Welfare|
On his website, O'Brien stated that he, "supports the increased use of wind power for Rhode Island. He will also work to pass legislation protecting consumers from predatory lenders."
O'Brien won election in the 2012 election for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 54. O'Brien defeated Lance Mantia and David Pellegrino in the September 11 Democratic primary and defeated Kenneth Amoriggi II in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 54, General Election, 2012|
|Independent||Kenneth Amoriggi II||43.9%||2,647|
|Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 54 Democratic Primary, 2012|
O'Brien was a Democratic candidate for District 54 of the Rhode Island House of Representatives. The primary election took place on September 14, 2010, and the general election took place on November 2, 2010. He was defeated in the 2010 Democratic primary by Gregory Schadone on September 14, 2010.
Comprehensive donor information for William O'Brien is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, William O'Brien raised a total of $32,200 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 9, 2013.
|William O'Brien's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 54||$18,350|
|2010||Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 54||$13,850|
|Grand Total Raised||$32,200|
2012William O'Brien won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, William O'Brien raised a total of $18,350.
|Rhode Island House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to William O'Brien (Rhode Island)'s campaign in 2012|
|Obrien, William W||$3,000|
|Obrien, June F||$1,000|
|Obrien, June F||$1,000|
|Obrien, June F||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$18,350|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010William O'Brien won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, William O'Brien raised a total of $13,850.
|Rhode Island House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to William O'Brien (Rhode Island)'s campaign in 2010|
|Obrien, William W||$12,000|
|Rhode Island House Democratic Leadership Fund||$500|
|Rhode Island Afl-Cio||$300|
|Cranston Teachers Alliance||$250|
|North Providence Federation Of Teachers Local 920||$200|
|Total Raised in 2010||$13,850|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In August 2012 it was reported that O'Brien took material for his campaign website directly from the website of Georgia Senator Jason Carter (D), the grandson of Jimmy Carter. While the two both admit that they are friends and the content is not taken without permission, O'Brien stated, "Looking back at it, I wish I didn’t do it, but this is not plagiarism. I had 100 percent permission to use that material. There’s nothing wrong with using statements that came from a friend that you agree with."
One of his primary opponents, David Pellegrino, was critical of upon hearing the news, saying "If he can’t come up with his own ideas what’s he going to do if he gets to the Statehouse? These could be great ideas. My friends have great ideas, but they’re not the ones running for office."
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- Rep. O'Brien bill would ease teacher evaluation rule - Valley Breeze
- Health and Support - SouthCoastToday.com
- MA Ranks 6th for Most Millionaires in US - GoLocal Worcester
- Disciplinary counsel accuses RI lawyer of misconduct in divorce cases - The Providence Journal
- The growing cost of play for Maine youths - Press Herald
- 10 Coaching Candidates to Replace Bill O'Brien at Penn State - AthlonSports.com
- Bill Reynolds: Attendance at playoff games should be a concern for NFL - The Providence Journal
- John Rooke - Thinking Out Loud - GoLocalProv
- The SouthCoast Sports Year in Review - SouthCoastToday.com
- Legacies of our rich and famous -- who got what - Irish Independent
- Rhode Island Legislature - Rep. O'Brien
- Williamobrien2012.com "Mission," Accessed August 21, 2012
- Rhode Island Board of Elections "2010 primary results"
- The Boston Globe "RI candidate copies Ga. politician's website," Accessed August 13, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Obrien, William W" Accessed August 9, 2013
Gregory Schadone (D)
|Rhode Island House of Representatives - District 54
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