|Pennsylvania State House District 29|
|2003 - Present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||10|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Pennsylvania State University|
|Associate's||Bucks County Community College|
O'Neill earned his AS from Bucks County Community College. He went on to receive his BS from Pennsylvania State University. He then received his MEd from Temple University.
O'Neill has worked in the following positions: Special Education Teacher for William Tennent High School of the Centennial School District, Deputy State Constable for the Warminster Township, and Migrant Program Consultant and Counselor for Bucks County Intermediate Unit No. 22.
O'Neill has served as Township Supervisor/Chair of the Warminster Township. He joined the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2003 and has served in that position since. He represents the 29th District.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, O'Neill served on the following committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Appropriations, Secretary|
|• Human Services|
|• Professional Licensure|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, O'Neill served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2011|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, O'Neill served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Labor Relations|
|• Professional Licensure|
During a debate over Voter ID legislation in the House on June 23, 2011, O'Neill said he showed up to vote during an election only to find someone had signed in as him and was able to vote. He stated, “someone had taken my identity and they had voted for me, and they were able to vote for me because there was no identification.”
Some Republicans used O'Neill's story as proof of in-person voting fraud. However, in August 2012, O'Neill said that his original comments were not completely accurate. While his initial comments inferred that the election he was talking about was the 2002 Republican primary for the 29th legislative district, it was actually about an election in the early 1990s. Additionally, he stated "I ended up being able to vote. Somehow, they figured out it was human error."
O'Neill ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 29. O'Neill ran unchallenged in the Republican primary on April 24 and defeated Brian Monroe (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 29, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Bernard O'Neill Incumbent||58.3%||20,970|
|Pennsylvania State House, District 29|
|Bernard O'Neill (R)||16,837||63.6%|
|Frank Feinberg (D)||9,640||36.4%|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 29|
|Bernie O'Neill (R)||21,431||59.4%|
|Brad Kirsch (D)||14,633||40.6%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
O'Neill raised $36,022 during the 2010 election cycle.
His top contributors are listed below.
|Pennsylvania Republican Party||$8,492|
|Pennsylvania Society Of Anesthesiologists||$1,500|
|Pennsylvania Education Association||$1,500|
|Pennsylvania State Education Association||$1,000|
|Eugene Digirolamo Friends Of Gene Digirolamo||$1,000|
|Poprik, John T||$1,000|
|Pennsylvania Medical Society||$1,000|
|Pennsylvania State Troopers Association||$1,000|
O'Neill has a wife, Linda.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Bernard + O'Neill + Pennsylvania + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Silent to the end, Gosnell starts life term - Philly.com
- Philly abortion doctor guilty in 3 babies' deaths - Huffington Post - Huffington Post
- Pennsylvania abortion doctor guilty in deaths of 3 infants, patient - Press Herald
- Funeral Notices - Scranton Times-Tribune
- Limerick GAA Club Notes, May 12 - Limerick Leader
- ProfNet Roundup: 2013 Commencement Speakers - Sacramento Bee
- Pa. jury working again on murder charges, abortion law counts, against ... - The Republic
- Deeds Recorded - April 28, 2013 - Lancaster Newspapers
- Both sides condemn convicted Pa. abortion doctor - Daily Herald - Daily Herald
- Pa. abortion trial jury continues deliberations - KTVL
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- Bernard O'Neill's personal website
- Pennsylvania House of Representatives - Rep. Bernard O'Neill
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- ↑ Herald Mail, "Pa. lawmaker changes his story about voter fraud," August 24, 2012
- ↑ Philly.com, "Colleague slaps voter-ID sponsor," August 24, 2012
- ↑ Pennsylvania Department of State, Official Primary Results
- ↑ Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List In Ballot Order," March 26, 2012
- ↑ 2010 general election results from the Pennsylvania Secretary of State's office
- ↑ Official 2008 state house election results from the Pennsylvania Department of State
- ↑ Follow the Money, 2010 campaign contributors to Bernard O'Neill
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