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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
Base salary79,613/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1982
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sLaSalle College, 1982
Place of birthPhiladelphia, PA
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
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


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


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



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%


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


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


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

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Political offices
Preceded by
Pennsylvania House Of Representatives District 169
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Pennsylvania House Of Representatives District 169
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