|Kansas House of Representatives District 42|
|2009 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 4, 2008|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||St. Mary College of Leavenworth (1996)|
|Birthday||October 12, 1946|
|Place of birth||Kansas City, Missouri|
O'Brien is currently President of Leavenworth County Republican Women and Vice Chair of the County Party. She previously served as Precinct Committee Woman and President of Kansas for Life.
O'Brien has a BA in Social Studies and Secondary Education from St. Mary College of Leavenworth. She has worked as a teacher in Basehor-Linwood, Leavenworth, and McClouth.
O'Brien's website highlights the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"I support full funding for special education. As a former special education teacher, I have seen, first hand, where changes need to be made and I will work to bring those improvements to every child in Kansas."
- Excerpt:"Making Kansas a better place to live, do business, and raise a family is the answer to our budget crisis. I have supported policies that encourage business expansion and private sector employment opportunities."
- Excerpt:"We simply must not be dependant on foreign countries for our energy needs, especially countries that bear us ill will."
- Excerpt:"I am Pro-woman, Pro-family and Pro-life. I'm for the guys too. I have six, my husband and five sons. I love them all."
- Excerpt:"As your State Representative I will continue to support legislation that discourages illegal immigration."
O'Brien's official site lists her priorities as taxes, * Education Committee, Kansas House of Representatives, energy, traditional values, immigration, second amendment rights, and eminent domain.
Her answers to the Kansas State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test are available. In the test she listed her legislative priorities as "Balancing the budget and lowering taxes - support policies that create job. Job creation, not taxation."
- H 2150 Property taxation; 2% limit on valuation increases. 02/27/2009
- H 2206 Amendments to late term and partial birth abortion law. 03/05/2009
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, O'Brien served on the following committees:
|Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Children and Seniors, Chair|
|• Local Government|
|• Agriculture and Natural Resources|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, O'Brien served on the following committees:
|Kansas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Education Budget|
|• Federal and State Affairs|
|• Kansas Security|
|• Veterans, Military and Homeland Security, Vice-chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, O'Brien served on the following committees:
|Kansas Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Energy and Utilities|
|• Federal and State Affairs|
|• Aging and Long Term Care|
O'Brien won re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 42. She defeated Sandra Bohne in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Harold Fevurly, Jr. (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 42, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Connie O'Brien Incumbent||63.4%||5,910|
|Democratic||Harold Fevurly, Jr.||36.6%||3,410|
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 42 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Connie O'Brien Incumbent||62.8%||1,125|
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 42 General Election (2010)|
|Connie O'Brien (R)||5,483|
|Jim Pittman (D)||2,989|
On November 4, 2008, O'Brien was elected to the 42nd District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives, defeating Timothy Moran (D).  O'Brien raised $13,330 for her campaign, while Moran raised $4,444. 
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 42|
|Connie O'Brien (R)||7,613||59.5%|
|Timothy Moran (D)||5,165||40.4%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, O'Brien received $26,826 in campaign donations. The largest contributors to the campaign are listed below.
|Kansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Connie O'Brien's campaign in 2010|
|Kansas Chamber Of Commerce & Industry||$1,000|
|Kansas Association Of Realtors||$1,000|
|Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation||$1,000|
|Kansas Medical Society||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$26,826|
In 2008 O'Brien collected $13,330 in donations.
Her four largest contributors were:
|Leavenworth County Republican Central Committee||$2,500|
|Restore America PAC||$500|
O'Brien and her husband Edward have eleven children.
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- Connie O'Brien's Official Website
- Kansas Legislature - Connie O'Brien
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Kansas Votes profile
- Campaign contributions: 2000, 2004, 2008
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Connie O'Brien Biography
- ↑ "connieobrien," Official Campaign Website
- ↑ Rep. Connie O'Brien - Issues
- ↑ Kansas State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test
- ↑ Kansas Legislature - Bills Introduced by Member
- ↑ Kansas Secretary of State, "Candidates for the 2012 primary (official)," retrieved July 16, 2012.
- ↑ C-SPAN, "Kansas - Summary Vote Results," retrieved August 7, 2012.
- ↑ Official Kansas House of Representatives General Election Results, 2010
- ↑ 2008 Kansas Election Results
- ↑ Kansas House of Representatives, 2008 Money Raised
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign Contributions
- ↑ Biography from Project Vote Smart
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