|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 61|
|2011 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Pennsylvania State University|
|Master's||Westfield State College|
|Place of birth||Medford, MA|
O'Brien earned her BS in Elementary Education from Pennsylvania State University. She went on to receive her master's degree in Public Administration from Westfield State College.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, O'Brien served on the following committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Appropriations, Vice Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, O'Brien served on these committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Planning and Development|
O'Brien ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 61. O'Brien ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. She defeated Tami Zawistowski (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012. 
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 61, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Elaine O'Brien Incumbent||52.2%||5,754|
O'Brien was unopposed in the August 10 primary. She defeated Republican Malvi Lennon in the November 2 general election.
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 61 General Election (2010)|
|Elaine O'Brien (D)||4,993|
|Malvi Lennon (R)||3,745|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, O'Brien raised $36,041 in contributions. 
Her three largest contributors were:
|Speakers Leadership Cmte||$3,274|
|House Democrats Caucus Cmte Of Connecticut||$1,075|
Yankee Institute's Voter Guide
- See also: Yankee Institute's Voter Guide
The Yankee Institute, a pro-market think tank, releases its Voter Guide after each two-year legislative term. Each member of the Connecticut General Assembly receives a score from 0 to 10 based on how he or she voted in ten key votes. The Institute selects key votes which "reveal the differences between those legislators that would harness the power of individual liberty and the market to improve lives, and those that prefer a centrally-planned approach." A legislator with a 10 voted in agreement with the Yankee Institute on all 10 votes, while a legislator with a 0 voted against the Yankee Institute's views or was absent for all 10 votes.
O'Brien received a score of 2 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 55th highest score among the 152 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. She did not receive score for the 2009-10 term because she was not yet in the legislature.
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O'Brien and her spouse Justin Donnelly have three children.
- House website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions 2010
- ↑ Connecticut Secretary of State "Candidate list" Accessed June 19, 2012
- ↑ Connecticut Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- ↑ Connecticut Secretary of State "Election Results 2012" Accessed November 21, 2012
- ↑ 2010 contributions
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Yankee Institute for Public Policy, Yankee Institute Voter Guide for 2011-12, October 19, 2012
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