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Dennis O'Brien

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Dennis O'Brien
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Pennsylvania State House District 169
Former officeholder
In office
1983 - 2011
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary79,613/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1982
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sLaSalle College, 1982
Personal
Birthday06/22/1952
Place of birthPhiladelphia, PA
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
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CandidateVerification
Dennis O'Brien (b. June 22, 1952) was a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 169. He resigned after being elected to the Philadelphia City Council in November 2011. House Speaker Sam Smith (R) initially maintained that he was legally prohibited from scheduling the special election until the state had established new legislative redistricting maps. However, on February 29, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that the special election could not wait and set the April 24 date. The ruling also mandated elections to fill five other vacancies.[1]

O'Brien earned his B.S. in Labor Relations from LaSalle College in 1982. O'Brien has served as Republican Leader of the 57th Ward of Philadelphia. He also served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1978 to 1980. He then rejoined the Pennsylvania House in 1983.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, O'Brien was appointed to these committees:

2009-2010

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

Elections

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

O'Brien won re-election to the 169th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[2]

Pennsylvania State House, District 169
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Dennis O'Brien (R) 12,525 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, O'Brien won re-election to the 169th District seat of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received 26,337 votes running unopposed.[3]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 169
Candidates Votes Percent


Dennis M. O'Brien (D/R) Green check mark transparent.png 26,337 100.0%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, O'Brien received $70,318 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Personal

O'Brien and his wife, Bernadette M., have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Pennsylvania House Of Representatives District 169
1978–1980
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Pennsylvania House Of Representatives District 169
1983-2011
Succeeded by
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