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Anthony O'Donnell
Maryland House of Delegates, District 29C
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 19
Minority Leader, Maryland House of Delegates
2007 - 2013
Minority Whip, Maryland House of Delegates
2003 - 2006
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sRegents College, State University of New York (SUNY), 1985
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1979-1987
BirthdayMarch 7, 1961
Place of birthHarrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Anthony J. O'Donnell (b. March 7, 1961) is a Republican member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 29C. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994. O'Donnell served as Minority Leader from 2007 to 2013; on April 30, 2013, Republican representatives voted to replace him with Nicholaus Kipke.[1]


O'Donnell's professional experience includes working as a Supervisor with Constellation Energy. He served in the United States Navy from 1979 to 1987.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, O'Donnell served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, O'Donnell served on these committees:



See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland House of Delegates will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 24, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Len Zuza was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Tony O'Donnell was unopposed in the Republican primary.[2][3]


See also: Maryland's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012

O'Donnell ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Maryland's 5th District. O'Donnell ran on the Republican ticket.[4] He defeated candidates David Hill and Glenn Troy Morton in the Republican primary on April 3, 2012.[5] He lost to incumbent Steny Hoyer in the November general election.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was January 11, 2012.[6]

General election

U.S. House, Maryland District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteny Hoyer Incumbent 69.4% 238,618
     Republican Anthony O'Donnell 27.7% 95,271
     Libertarian Arvin Vohra 1.3% 4,503
     Green Bob Auerbach 1.5% 5,040
     N/A Other Write-ins 0.1% 388
Total Votes 343,820
Source: Maryland State Board of Elections "Representative in Congress"

Republican Primary

U.S. House, Maryland District 5 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTony O'Donnell 73.7% 17,329
David Hill 14% 3,289
Glenn Morton 12.3% 2,903
Total Votes 23,521


The following is a video of Anthony O'Donnell's official announcement for his candidacy for the 5th Congressional District of Maryland on December 13th, 2011.[7]

Anthony O'Donnell, "Tony O'Donnell for Congress MD-5 Official Announcement "[8]

Campaign themes

A complete list of O'Donnell's campaign issues can be found at his official campaign website.[9]

  • Spending & Debt

Excerpt: "Our national debt is approaching immoral, unsustainable levels from out of control spending. Washington must learn to live within its means like every American household does."[10]

  • Jobs & The Economy

Excerpt: "Reduce regulatory restricts," "cut regulations that strangle jobs" and "Repeal unconstitutional Obamacare."[11]

  • Traditional Marriage

Excerpt: "Bill Clinton proudly defended marriage, and defined it as one man and one woman. The traditional family is the foundation of everything we hold dear."[12]


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

O'Donnell defeated Chris Davies (D) and Shawn Quinn (L) in the general election on November 2, 2010 to win re-election.[13]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 29C General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Anthony O'Donnell (R) 8,009
Chris Davies (D) 5,610
Shawn Quinn (L) 474


On November 7, 2006, Anthony O'Donnell ran for District 29C of the Maryland House of Delegates, beating Norma Powers.[14]

Anthony O'Donnell raised $78,016 for his campaign.[15]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 29C
Candidates Votes Percent
Anthony O'Donnell (R) 7,739 60.3%
Norma Powers (D) 5,091 39.6%
Write-Ins 11 0.1%

Campaign donors


Above is a breakdown of funds for the 2012 election, according to source.

O'Donnell lost the United States House of Representatives election in 2012. During that election cycle, O'Donnell's campaign committee raised a total of $172,384 and spent $171,574.[16]


In 2010, a year in which O'Donnell was up for re-election, he collected $113,427 in donations.[17]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Maryland House of Delegates 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Anthony O'Donnell's campaign in 2010
Maryland Realtors Association$6,500
Constellation Energy$5,000
Curley Iii, Edward R$3,250
Michael Steele For Maryland Cmte$3,000
The Wills Group$2,625
Total Raised in 2010 $113,427


In 2006, Anthony O'Donnell collected $78,016 in donations.[18]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Republican State Central Committee $4,000
Maryland Realtors Association $3,400
McGuirewoods $2,500
Henry Waring $2,500
John & Kimberly Greenwell $2,000


O’Donnell and his wife, Lori, have three children and two grandchildren. They live in Drum Point in Lusby.[19] He is Chair of the Calvert County Delegation, and a member of the National Conference of State Legislatures, Task Force on Traffic Capacity Across the Chesapeake Bay, Taxpayers Protection Caucus, Maryland Rural Caucus, Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, and the Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee of Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.[20]

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  1. The Baltimore Sun, "House GOP deposes O'Donnell, chooses Kipke as leader," April 30, 2013. Retrieved September 12, 2013
  2. Maryland Secretary of State, "Official primary election candidate list," accessed March 3, 2014
  3. Maryland State Board of Elections, "Unofficial Results for the 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election," accessed June 25, 2014
  4. The Washington Post, "O’Donnell launches bid to unseat Hoyer" accessed January 6, 2012
  5. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named primary
  6. Maryland State Board of Elections "2012 Primary Results"
  7. Anthony O'Donnell's YouTube Profile
  8. YouTube channel
  9. Anthony O'Donnell's Official Campaign Website
  10. Anthony O'Donnell's Official Campaign Website
  11. Anthony O'Donnell's Official Campaign Website
  12. Anthony O'Donnell's Official Campaign Website
  13. Maryland Secretary of State, "Official general election results," accessed March 4, 2014
  14. Maryland State Board of Elections, "Official 2006 Gubernatorial General Election results for House of Delegates," accessed March 24, 2014
  15. Follow the Money, "O'Donnell's 2006 campaign contributions," accessed March 25, 2014
  16. Open Secrets, " 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 2013
  17. Follow the Money, "Maryland 2010 - Candidates," accessed March 24, 2014
  18. Follow the Money, Anthony O'Donnell," accessed March 25, 2014
  19. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named bio
  20. Project Vote Smart - Rep. O'Donnell's Biography," accessed March 25, 2014
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